Check Out These Photos of #WhyWeNeedDiverseBooks

Check Out These Photos of #WhyWeNeedDiverseBooks

What does it look like when people take to Twitter to show the organizers of BookCon, the main trade show for U.S. booksellers, that readers DO want diverse books? Well, like this: Several days ago, young adult author Ellen Oh gathered up a group of novelists, publishers and bloggers (including myself and BlogHer Publishing Network member Aisha Saeed) to dispel the notion that books featuring people of color, LBTQ or disabled characters don't sell. As part of the campaign, organizers asked people to tweet photos of themselves holding signs reading "We need diverse books because..." None of us expected the level of the outpouring of support. Today, in less than two hours, the tag #WeNeedDiverseBooks generated over 40,000 tweets, many of them with pictures that will melt your heart. Click on the next page to see...
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