Children's Book By TPS Teachers Celebrates Tulsa's Diversity


Monday, December 6th 2021, 8:04 pm


TULSA, Oklahoma -

A new children’s book called “Celebrate Tulsa!” tells the story of diverse cultures by highlighting festivals held each year.

Anhna Vuong, the CEO of the Tulsa Public Schools Foundation, which is publishing the book, said “We realized so many Tulsans, born here, don't know all these events exist. So, what better way to promote the diversity of Tulsa than to use our festivals and our events?"

The rhyming poetry book features illustrations and text by TPS art teachers.

It's an educational tool and a fundraiser for the Tulsa Public Schools Foundation, which had 12,000 copies of the book printed.

8,000 books will go to TPS students in Pre-K, kindergarten and first grade. The rest will be available in local bookstores, in hardcover, available soon.

The series started last year with "Goodnight Tulsa" which told the story of Tulsa's landmarks, and was well-received, said Vuong. "And this book encourages you to go out there and meet people, and eat different food, it encourages to be out there, and it's good to get out there and meet other human beings."