News

Published on August 31st, 2014 | by Tara Harte

0

#WeNeedDiverseBooks

For three days in May, readers, authors, parents, educators and publishers participated in a viral campaign on Twitter called #WeNeedDiverseBooks. Thousands of people of all cultures, colours, abilities, sexual orientations, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds shared stories about their communities, and why it’s important to see themselves, and others, in the books they read.

To find out more and join in the discussion about diversity in literature, Twitter and Tumblr are the places to be:

#WeNeedDiverseBooks
#diversityinYA
#DiversifYA
Tumblr – WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

But first, watch this lovely book trailer for Violet, a story for three- to five-year-olds about acceptance and the beauty of being different. [I’D LIKE TO EMBED THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO:

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/58FsOfgJGsc” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Tags: , , , ,


About the Author

Tara Harte is a writer, editor and producer specializing in children’s educational entertainment. She’s worked with broadcasters, publishers and independent production companies. Tara loves detective stories!



Back to Top ↑