WNDB Scholastic Partnership
To develop and distribute a select list of diverse books to a national audience, via our partners the Scholastic Book Club.
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We Need Diverse Books is proud to partner with Scholastic Book Clubs—our goal is to give all children the opportunity to see themselves and others in books that are accessible and affordable.
In 1948, Scholastic launched its first classroom book club to give all children the opportunity to choose their own books. Scholastic Book Clubs offers many books that serve as mirrors for students to see themselves reflected as well as windows that offer insight into other people’s lives. Thanks to our partnership, there are now dedicated We Need Diverse Books collections throughout the school year that bring these voices and stories to a wider audience.
To shop the entire We Need Diverse Books collection, visit scholastic.com/bookclubs. You must be a parent or educator and have a Scholastic Book Clubs account. If you don’t have an account, it’s easy to get started. (Remember, if you are a parent, all book orders are placed through your child’s teacher and are shipped directly to the classroom.)
To learn more, visit: scholastic.com/newtoclubs
To find tutorial videos for parents and teachers, visit: scholastic.com/aboutclubs
If you have additional questions, please contact Dhonielle Clayton at 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.