Thursday, May 15, 2014

Answering the call for more diverse books

 If you haven’t already been following the We Need Diverse Books campaign, it’s time to learn more. The campaign began as a response to the initially all-white line-up of speakers for the first BookCon in New York, which is scheduled for the end of this month. Learn more about the controversy here or better yet, join the discussion on Twitter at #WeNeedDiverseBooks.

Answering the call this week, the literacy nonprofit First Book pledged to buy 10,000 copies of each book it selects to distribute to children in need as a part of its Stories For All Project. Be sure not to miss other info posted as part of their announcement and read more about it in PW and the CCBC newsletter.

— contributed by Kjersten Hayes

ETA: Another good voice in the discussion is Anne Ursu's here.

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