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 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...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS™ TO PUBLISH A SECOND MIDDLE-GRADE ANTHOLOGY WITH RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS The Hero Next Door to be published Fall 2019 with contributions by R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park and her daughter Anna Dobbin, Rita Williams-Garcia, William Alexander, Ellen Oh,[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: