Have you all been following the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign? I can’t even explain how impressed I am with this organization. They have managed to completely flip the conversation about diversity in publishing. No complaining, finger pointing, or hand wringing. Instead they offer clear actionable steps and incredibly positive dialogue, not to mention palpable enthusiasm, about the importance of diversity in publishing. If you want to know more about this incredible group of people, check out their website weneeddiversebooks.org.
In our ongoing conversations with the members of the Morse Pond book club, Mrs. Abbott and I have had numerous conversations about diversity in publishing and the importance of reading outside one’s comfort zone. Mrs. Abbott took these photos ages ago and I have been sorely remiss in posting them. Nevertheless, I’m so excited to share these photos. We need diverse books. Always.