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What is Ripple Reads? 
Ripple Reads is a bi-monthly book club subscription that helps families have meaningful, age-appropriate conversations about race and justice. Our vision is to raise the next generation to dismantle racism once and for all. Every other month, we send our families one hardcover picture book, our custom workbook with key themes, discussion guides, activities, interviews, practical advice and more, and smaller goodies, like a bookmark or sticker sheets. The books are typically based on a 2nd-3rd grade reading level, but we encourage families to read the books together regardless of their child’s reading level. We select these books in consultation with Dr. Keffrelyn Brown and Dr. Anthony Brown, the co-directors of University of Texas’ Center for Innovation in Race, Teaching, and Curriculum. The workbook features interviews on race and parenthood, an advice column on raising justice-minded children, prompts and space for adults to reflect on their own experiences with racial identity, and more great content.

Families love Ripple Reads because our expert-crafted curriculum helps them have important conversations and raise children who will stand up for justice.

What age range is Ripple Reads appropriate for?
Ripple Reads is appropriate for children and adults of all ages! The books we send are picture books typically geared toward an early elementary reading level, but we have found the children of all ages engage with the stories. Combined with our discussion guides, it's never too early or too late to be learning how to have meaningful conversations about race.

When will my delivery arrive?
We strive to ship all orders within 3 business days after your order is processed and payment is received. Once your order is shipped, the average delivery time is 4-8 business days, depending on the distance between your address and our distribution center. If you are in Canada the average delivery time is 2 weeks. You will receive an email with a tracking number when your order is shipped. 

How much does it cost and how does billing work?
Each Ripple Reads kit costs $19.95/month plus a small fee to help cover shipping. You are charged when you join and then on your bimonthly billing anniversary, until you pause or cancel your membership. 

At this price, Ripple Reads is able to break even on the fixed costs associated with the materials and shipping. Every person involved in producing Ripple Reads has donated their time and earns no income from sales of Ripple Reads. Any future profit, donations, or sponsor funds will be reinvested into marketing Ripple Reads and our Scholarship Fund so we can reach more families.

How do I cancel my subscription? 
You can cancel your subscription at any time by emailing us at hello@ripplereads.com or signing into your account yourself to cancel, pause, or skip deliveries. 

Do you ship internationally?
We currently ship to addresses in the continental United States and Canada. Please note due to Covid-19 and an attempt to keep shipping cost low, our lead time to ship to Canada is approximately 2 weeks. 

What is your return policy?
We don’t accept returns, but you can cancel your membership at any time if you are unsatisfied for any reason. You can cancel by emailing us at hello@ripplereads.com or signing into your account to cancel, pause, or skip deliveries. If you receive a book you already own, we are confident that you'll still receive value from the accompanying curriculum, which will help you engage more deeply with the book. However, if you are unsatisfied with receiving a book you already own, simply send us a picture of the duplicate books, promise to donate one copy to a friend or library, and we'll credit your account $10.

Do you have a gift option?
Yes! If you’d like to send a gift, complete the checkout process as usual, inputting the gift recipient’s address as the shipping address. In the special instructions let us know how many kits you'd like to send (we ship every other month). We’ll email you a custom note you can print or send electronically to inform the recipient of their gift.

Is Ripple Reads a nonprofit?
Yes, Ripple Reads is an initiative of Notley Impact, a U.S. nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
How can I support or collaborate with Ripple Reads?
So glad you asked! Ripple Reads is built for collaboration. We work with amazing partners to develop our content and curriculum, corporate sponsors and donors to amplify our impact and fund our scholarship program. If you are interested in collaborating with Ripple Reads in any way, please send email to megan@ripplereads.com. 
More questions?
Send us an email to hello@ripplereads.com!