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.
By Maya Sungold I still remember how it felt the first time someone used the correct gender pronouns for me, warm and alive, and absolutely perfectly right. For many trans, nonbinary, and gender-diverse people, our pronouns are not just words, they are an affirmation that people see us exactly as we are. And thanks to[Read more...]
By Karis Rogerson Before she became a writer, Aminah Mae Safi said, she tried to do just about anything else. On the list of potential careers she explored for various amounts of time are museum archivist, gallery PR person, retail worker, and academic; she even spent four days working in marketing in an office job.[Read more...]
WNDB Emergency Fund for Diverse Creatives in Children’s Publishing
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WNDB will provide emergency grants to diverse authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who are experiencing dire financial need.
Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion
We Need Diverse Books is compiling resources from members of our community on race, equity, anti-racism, and inclusion.
THE OURSTORY APP
The OurStory app is an easy-to-use resource to discover diverse books. It's a tool for all audiences, from kids and teens to parents and educators.
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 books to classrooms nationwide. Our programs include: