WNDB is well acquainted with grassroots organizing—#WeNeedDiverseBooks began as a rallying cry on social media six years ago. Our message is no less urgent today, and diverse books are only the beginning. During difficult times the call becomes much louder, but it is always present. We know that … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Political Activism!
By Arriel Vinson As diverse books become more popular in the literary industry, many authors of color have space to write about the marginalized communities they either belong to or are close to. Sometimes, their novels tackle issues of race, class, gender equality, and more. And even more often, … [Read more...] about How Children’s Authors Create Change Outside of Their Books
By Brittany R. Collins “I do not forget the memory – not my own But someone else’s Of water that blazed Into burning Brilliance When struck With A single match” So reads one stanza of “Heartbeats,” a poem penned by seventeen-year-old Mai McGaw, self-described “transgender maker from the … [Read more...] about The Importance of Globalizing the Youth Climate Movement Through Writing