Tis the season for gathering with loved ones, celebrating with food and fun … all with some gifting sprinkled throughout! Here’s a guide to some of the best diverse-owned, book-ish themed shops and items the internet has to offer. Wearable Book Love WNDB Merch: Have you checked out the new … [Read more...] about WNDB 2023 Gift Guide
By Nithya Ramcharan From extraplanetary cities to dreamy shoujo-anime-inspired love interests, Wendy Xu’s new graphic novel The Infinity Particle (out August 29, 2023) has it all. Having previously authored the award-winning fantasy graphic novels Tidesong and Mooncakes, Xu made the switch to … [Read more...] about Hope for the Future is at the Heart of The Infinity Particle by Wendy Xu
This month We Need Diverse Books is celebrating our second round of Educators Making a Difference Grants! WNDB has directly impacted over 21,000 students with this program, which provides up to $2,000 to educators who are eager to share diverse books with their students, but who lack the funding to … [Read more...] about Celebrating the Spring 2023 Educators Making A Difference Grantees!
By Sarah Murphy Traylor Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Larry C. Fields III’s debut books, Little Black Girl and Little Black Boy, shine with dazzling images and words of encouragement, Black joy, and hope. Little Black Girl celebrates “shattering the glass ceilings” and the many “magical things you … [Read more...] about The Magic of Black Joy in Kirby Howell-Baptiste & Larry C. Fields III’s Little Black Girl and Little Black Boy
By Karis Rogerson You may know of Olivie Blake, the author of the New York Times bestselling TikTok sensation The Atlas Six, but I spoke to her as Alexene Farol Follmuth, debut author of the YA My Mechanical Romance, and I am pleased to report that she is lovely and her words resonant no matter … [Read more...] about Alexene Farol Follmuth’s My Mechanical Romance Emphasizes There’s No Wrong Way to be A Girl
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rhalee Hughes Perry rhalee hughes pr + marketing 212.260.2244 |firstname.lastname@example.org We Need Diverse Books and Penguin Random House Congratulate Winners of the 29th Annual Creative Writing Awards including the Inaugural Winner of the Amanda Gorman Award for … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the 2022 Creative Writing Awards Winners!
By Carol Felicio Popular Folktales Recreated with a Multicultural Twist With common folktales, the animals or settings chosen to demonstrate the lessons in the story hold a different significance for different cultures. In addition to looking at folktales and fairy tales that originated in … [Read more...] about Introducing World of Stories
We previously revealed the cover for The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson here. The book is available now. By Karis Rogerson Jen Ferguson’s debut young adult novel The Summer of Bitter and Sweet delivers exactly what it promises to deliver. It is a delightfully sweet tale of love … [Read more...] about Jen Ferguson’s Debut The Summer of Bitter and Sweet is a Romance That Refuses Simplification
By Adriana White Over the past year, American libraries have been under attack. Coordinated efforts to remove diverse books have spread nationwide, with libraries in at least 38 states reporting some kind of book ban or challenge. There are countless other challenges flying under the radar. The … [Read more...] about How to Support Diverse Books During a Book Ban