Hi Meltingpot Readers,
It should come to no surprise to any of you loyal readers that the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign is one that feels more personal than political to me. How could I not be completely supportive of a movement that supports diversity in children’s literature? As a lifelong reader and a parent with three “diverse” children who devour books like candy, any action meant to diversify the publishing industry has my vote and my voice. That’s why I’m so excited that there is real momentum behind this grassroots organization to really make a difference in the world of kiddie lit.
Check out this article on Flaovrwire written by journalist Sarah Seltzer that defines the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement and catches us up on where they stand and what their goals are for the future. Hint, there’s a 2016 conference in the works. I am excited and remain truly hopeful that this is the beginning of something significant.