We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
We Need Diverse Books presents: Diversity in Children’s Literature Symposium and The 2018 Walter Dean Myers Awards Ceremony at the Library of Congress SAVE THE DATE: Friday March 16, 2018 December 13, 2017 We Need Diverse Books is pleased to co-host a symposium with the Library of Congress on Diversity in Children’s Literature, followed immediately[Read more...]
Our Mission Statement
Putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.
What does We Need Diverse Books do?
WNDB strives to create a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book. To reach this goal, we've created programs to celebrate diverse books, to mentor diverse writers and illustrators, to support diverse publishing professionals, and to provide free author visits to classrooms nationwide. Our programs include: