Posts Tagged "books"
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    Oct 19, 2014 6:50 pm
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    Jul 10, 2014 11:52 am


    Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

    Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

    Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

    Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:


    Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

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    May 16, 2014 3:12 pm
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    May 08, 2014 2:20 pm


    #WeNeedDiverseBooks because no characters in YA books looks like me.

    #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I have a story too.

    Submitted by Tye Jiles

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    May 03, 2014 2:53 pm



    Let’s make sure that we’re writing and illustrating and publishing and buying and borrowing books that represent our amazing diversity of people! #weneeddiversebooks

    Diverse books represent the diverse and wonderful world we live in, and we love that!

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    Mar 27, 2014 6:40 pm
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    Mar 14, 2014 11:37 am

    It’s Often A Controversial Issue, But One Stunningly Illustrated Picture Book Handles It With Grace

    Teaching children about environmental issues is incrediblyimportant, but it can also be pretty darn difficult. When some folks from Tennessee realized there weren’t any good resources to educate kids about mountaintop-removal coal mining (which threatens the land and communities in the region), they decided to make their own. 

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    Mar 06, 2014 9:49 pm

    Read The Message An Author Wrote To Every Single Person Who Wronged Him

    Authors Nico Lang and Zach Stafford set out to collect a group of stories revealing the voices, stories, and lives of gay, queer, and trans men when they compiled (and contributed to) the anthology “Boys.” Little did they know the books would be pretty inspiring before the stories even started.

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    Mar 04, 2014 1:33 pm


    Kick-ass women crime writers for Women’s History Month. These crime-fighting pioneers don’t fear a little murder and mayhem—they welcome it. 



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