Monday, October 27, 2014

We Need Diverse Books Campaign

Recently, I've been involved with the #WeNeedDiverseBooks mission to promote diversity in children's literature, and they have launched an official fundraising campaign!

The mission statement:
"We Need Diverse Books is a grassroots organization created to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature. We Need Diverse Books is committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality.
We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. Our mission is to promote or amplify diversification efforts and increase visibility for diverse books and authors, with a goal of empowering a wide range of readers in the process.
In order to accomplish our mission, we reach out to individuals and groups involved in many levels of children’s publishing—including (but not limited to) agents, publishers, authors, distributors, booksellers, librarians, educators, parents, and students."

You can learn more by clicking on the link below and watching the video:

Read more about We Need Diverse Books on the website:

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