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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Suma Subramaniam to receive cash prize and have her winning short story published in The Hero Next Door anthology, coming Fall 2019 from Random House Children’s Books New York, NY (January 22, 2018)—We Need Diverse Books™ (WNDB) has selected the winner of its 2017 Middle-Grade Short-Story contest, established to celebrate previously unpublished[Read more...]
We Need Diverse Books announces The 2018 Walter Dean Myers Awards and Honor Books for Outstanding Children’s Literature Teen and Younger Readers Categories January 11, 2018 The We Need Diverse Books Walter Awards Judging Committee has selected the winners and honorees for the third annual Walter Dean Myers Awards for Outstanding Children’s Literature. This year’s[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: