Check Out These Photos of #WhyWeNeedDiverseBooks
Here are some children's book authors and other organizers of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign
Can't have a slideshow without cute babies and kids. The Oakland Public Library handed out signs to its patrons and flooded the Twitter stream with photos.
Some really famous authors joined in the Twitter chat
#WeNeedDiverseBooks bc fiction is where we find heroes who are like us to identify w/, & different from us, 2 make the world a better place.— Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) May 1, 2014
#WeNeedDiverseBooks because boys like Park Sheridan should never, ever feel alone.— Rainbow Rowell (@rainbowrowell) May 1, 2014
And some bloggers you may know also posted their thoughts
#WeNeedDiverseBooks because growing up bisexual was confusing as hell. I would have killed for access to a book that told me it was okay.— TheBloggess (@TheBloggess) May 1, 2014
Because everybody has a story to tell and a voice to share #WeNeedDiverseBooks— Jeannette Kaplun (@JeannetteKaplun) May 1, 2014
We Need Diverse Books Tumblr for more details.
#WeNeedDiverseBooks because come on y'all, it's beyond ridiculous— Deb Rox (@debontherocks) May 1, 2014
News and Politics Editor Grace Hwang Lynch blogs about raising an Asian mixed-race family at HapaMama.