It is our responsibility—as people who create, produce, and distribute the lion’s share of books that reach and teach and entertain children—it is our highest calling to provide written, illustrated worlds that embrace and prioritize all children, books that resemble the playgrounds and classrooms and homes of this country and the rest of the world.
A great post to read, which features artwork from our own Kevan Atteberry, and other illustrator friends.
Another post addressing race is on She Writes. The article talks about how there is segregation among authors in bookstores. The author, The Salonniere, writes:
What's needed, of course, is a more conscious and intentional approach to diversity, not for diversity's sake, but for quality's sake.
Check out both of these posts for more on this timely issue.