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 Alaina Leary Today we’re pleased to welcome Malinda Lo to the WNDB blog to discuss her young adult novel Last Night at the Telegraph Club, out January 19, 2021! Acclaimed author of Ash Malinda Lo returns with her most personal and ambitious novel yet, a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco’s Chinatown[Read more...]
E. L. Shen was a 2017 recipient of the WNDB Internship Grant. Content note: Descriptions of racism against Asian Americans, including racist slurs and language By E. L. Shen On the first day of seventh grade, I flat-ironed my thick black hair, smoothed down my Aeropostale T-shirt, and tried my best to fit in. This[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: