To provide an easy-to-use resource — for kids, teens, parents, and educators — to discover diverse books.
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After WNDB was formed in 2014, our team traveled across the country to conferences and book festivals where they heard a common theme — diverse books can be hard to find. That’s why we created OurStory to help address this problem.
The OurStory app is a tool that highlights books with diverse content and by content creators from marginalized communities. Both free and paid memberships are available. The free version will help all users find the perfect book and access cool content from authors. The paid version, called OurStory Pro, is a great tool for teachers, librarians and educators to access WNDB-themed curriculum and content.
For more details about the OurStory app, contact Dhonielle Clayton: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Member Bios
Dhonielle Clayton is COO of We Need Diverse Books. She is the co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things series and The Belles series. She grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs on the Maryland side and spent most of her time under her grandmother’s table with a stack of books. A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is co-founder of CAKE Literary-a creative development company whipping up decidedly diverse books for a wide array of readers. She’s got a serious travel bug and loves spending time outside of the USA, but makes her home in New York City, where she can most likely be found hunting for the best slice of pizza.
Bryce Leung & Kristy Shen
Bryce and Kristy are a tag-team writing duo with way too many voices in their heads. As engineers living in Toronto, they can’t be safely contained by mere cubicle walls, and therefore must spend every other waking moment writing to keep the crazy from leaking out at the office. Their debut novel LITTLE MISS EVIL will be released by Spencer Hill Middle Grade in 2015 and they are represented by Jamie Drowley at Inklings Literary.
Alexandra Duncan is an author and public librarian. Her books include the award-winning YA sci-fi novel Salvage, its companion Sound, and the eco-thriller Blight. She lives with her husband and two monstrous, furry cats in the mountains of North Carolina. You can visit her online at www.alexandra-duncan.com.