Here is my simple list of action items for anyone who believes in the mission of We Need Diverse Books, and wants to help but isn’t sure how.
#1: Gene Luen Yang is our current National Ambassador for Children’s Literature. His platform is READING WITHOUT WALLS. Take up his challenge–for yourself, AND for the young readers in your life.
#2: Bookmark these two pages:
Make them part of your regular online reading/listening, no matter what your skin color.
#3: BUY BOOKS by diverse authors. Every time you go book shopping, make a point of it. If you can’t buy, REQUEST them at your local library.
Three simple steps. If even half of ‘everyone’ did them, what a movement that would be!