FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS™ TO PUBLISH A SECOND MIDDLE-GRADE ANTHOLOGY WITH RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S BOOKS
The Hero Next Door to be published Fall 2019 with contributions by R. J. Palacio, Linda Sue Park and her daughter Anna Dobbin, Rita Williams-Garcia, William Alexander, Ellen Oh, and Juana Medina
New York, NY (December 19, 2017)—We Need Diverse Books™ (WNDB), a grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for and supporting marginalized narratives, will publish its next middle-grade anthology with Random House Children’s Books, it was announced today by Phoebe Yeh, VP/Publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers. Yeh acquired world rights to a middle-grade anthology from Barry Goldblatt of BG Literary, and the collection will be edited by We Need Diverse Books™ team member Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich.
As in the past, WNDB hosted a short-story contest for a spot in the anthology by an unpublished diverse author. The winner will receive payment of $1,000 US. The contest was open to diverse middle-grade authors who are previously unpublished in any format. WNDB defines diversity as including, but not limited to, LGBTQIA+, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities marginalized in North America.
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