We Need Diverse Books

The New York Times recently published an article about the lack of diversity in children’s books.

This set off a firestorm in the kidlit and social media spheres. Tumblr is spearheading the current #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign that’s taking place on its site, as well as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blogs.

Details can be found here. Essentially, people post photos of themselves or books with the caption “We need diverse books because” and they give a reason. An example is below.

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We need diverse books because everyone has a story to tell.

If this topic is of importance to you, be a part of the conversation!

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