I Love this so so much…. head on over to Grace Lin’s Blog for a description of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks event.
Then head to Kate Messner’s blog for more information, a giveaway, and an opportunity to support your local independent bookstore. I’m heading over to the fabulous Schuler Books in East Lansing to preorder a copy of The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson this afternoon.
There are so many reasons why we need diverse books… here are just a few of my own personal reasons….
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS BECAUSE:
- people are NOT all the same; which is wonderful, amazing, and needs to be acknowledged and celebrated.
- not everyone can travel physically, but everyone can travel through reading and/or listening to books
- while we can never understand someone else’s experiences, we can develop empathy.
- Every human deserves to see multiple aspects of themselves represented in books. This includes the uncommon and common, the invisible and visible, the negative and the positive. ALL. OF. IT. makes us who we are.
Check out #WeNeedDiverseBooks on Facebook and Twitter and share your thoughts – and head to your local independent bookstore to preorder The Great Greene Heist! Tell your local bookstores and libraries that #WeNeedDiverseBooks