Since our last e-mail blast, We Need Diverse Books™ has incorporated, launched a new website (diversebooks.org) and continues to have media mentions in national outlets like NPR, SLJ, PW and even Teen Vogue and EW.
More important even than panels, though, are our initiatives to support diverse authors and books. To this end, next month WNDB™ will launch its inaugural Indiegogo campaign to support our large-scale efforts to move the needle when it comes to diversity:
Diversity in the Classroom (to be launched this January with our partners Open Book, First Book and the National Education Association)
We Need Diverse Books™ grant and award programs
Mentorship program for diverse authors
2016 Diversity Festival
An official We Need Diverse Books™ handselling kit for librarians and booksellers
Thank you all for your support – and stay tuned for more exciting news to come, including details on our Indiegogo campaign!
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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.