We Need Diverse Books

People! In case you haven’t heard, there’s a huge online campaign this week to take some action about the need for more diversity in books for young readers.

Is this an issue that you care about too? Want to know what you can do to help? Click on this link to learn all about it. Read about the lack of diversity in published books, join the conversation on twitter, and put your money where your mouth is by pre-ordering a copy of Varian Johnson’s soon-to-be-released novel The Great Greene Heist which has already gotten a shiny starred review from Kirkus, my friends. Why would buying one book matter? Kate Messner explains.


This is a great campaign and I applaud the organizers for thinking of action we can take to make some changes. I have a post up on my own blog about why I care about this and what I think about it.

Join in the conversation. It’s an important one.


Skila Brown has an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She grew up in Kentucky and Tennessee, lived for a bit in Guatemala, and now resides with her family in Indiana. Her debut novel, CAMINAR, is available now from Candlewick Press.

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  1. Pingback: Diversify your shelves | OneFour KidLit

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