Happy New Year, everyone! We’ve got lots of exciting updates to share with you this month. But first…
Thank you for all of your support in 2014! From the We Need Diverse Books hashtag going viral on twitter, to our Indiegogo campaign, we couldn’t have done it without you!
New advisory board members: We’re lucky to have an ever-expanding team, and would like to introduce our newest advisory board members, authors Linda Sue Park and Christopher Myers. We also welcome Meg Medina as the newest member of our executive team!
The School Library Journal booth at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, hopefully with prototypes of oureducational kit in hand. A handful of our team members will also be at ALA on the Pop Top stage and elsewhere
ALA Annual panel with Gene Luen Yang, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Stephanie Kuehn, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed and Ellen Oh.
Diversity Festival Committees:
This year, we will also be setting up our diversity festival committees. If you or anyone you know has experience in event programming or fundraising, and would like to help out, we would love for you to volunteer to be on this committee! We invite you to fill out the volunteer form on our website, and send an e-mail expressing your interest to email@example.com.
Our internships program, which will provide opportunities to those from diverse backgrounds with career goals in the publishing industry, will be headed by Linda Sue Park!
Thank you for all your support in 2014–and we hope that 2015 will be just as amazing!
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We Need Diverse Books™ is 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.