www. Wednesday – weneeddiversebooks.org
We need diversity in our lives. Why? Because we are all different. Our skin has different shades. Our lives have different paths. Each of us excels and stinks in something. We are all different. Unique.
So why are the children’s books being published mainly fall into a certain category?
A group of people asked this very question and began a campaign – #WeNeedDiverseBooks or #WNDB to encourage awareness. We all would like to see more characters who have differences, be it in race, religion, sexual preference, disability, etc. We need to recognize every aspect of life and to give it meaning.
To allow a child to pick up a book and ‘see’ them in it is a wonderful thing!
Take it from me… a mixed-raced child who wasn’t able to celebrate her differences. It’s nice to open a book and find acceptance and representation.
We Need Diverse Books
“We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
How we define diversity:
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.”
So please, check out the We Need Diverse Books website and help support our differences everyday.
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