Diversity Success Story!

April 3rd, 2015

My son is 9 years old and just wrapping up an amazing 4th grade year. Last month, his wonderful teacher said to me, “Wow, I’d love to get more diverse books on our students’ bookshelves.” Now, most people at the school know I work in publishing but it’s possible they don’t know how important diversity […]

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We need — and I WANT — Diverse Books

April 30th, 2014

If you’ve been on the internet at all in the last few days, you’ve probably seen the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks. It’s taken over Twitter and Tumblr, as far as I can tell. To quote the WeNeedDiverseBooks tumblr: Recently, there’s been a groundswell of discontent over the lack of diversity in children’s literature. The issue is being […]

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