Thursday, May 1, 2014

We Need Diverse Books

Today is the day to celebrate diversity - or the lack of it in kidlit. In fact, there are many excellent books out there by outstanding authors, books like these:

But there isn't enough diversity at the top - the books that hit the big time. 

The campaign #WeNeedDiverseBooks is working to get my friend Varian Johnson's newest book The Great Greene Heist on the bestseller lists.

And you know, that shouldn't be hard, given Varian's talent and the fact that it's received a starred review from Kirkus and has been named a PW Best Summer Book of 2014.

Check out Varian's blog post on this topic, and by all means, pre-order his book. And by all-all means, lobby for diversity in kidlit.

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