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50 Must-Read Children’s Books From the Second Half of 2019

From award-winning authors like Grace Lin and Oge Mora to debut authors and illustrators, these 50 diverse children's books are excellent reads.

Kwame Alexander’s Versify Imprint Launches in April

Exciting imprint news: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is premiering Versify this April. Curated by author Kwame Alexander, known for his rhyme-infused ...

Go Beyond Reading Diversely: Buy Diversely, Too

We know that we should be conscious of reading diversely when we're picking up books to put into our eyeballs. But what about the next step? Are we purchasing books as diversely as we're reading?

Lionel Shriver, A Year of Publishing Women, and White Feminism

The publishing industry is notoriously white. Industry executives, who are overwhelmingly straight and white, will conduct various mental gymnastics and ...

Famous People Who Need A YA Backstory

In the spirit of Black History is not just a month-long event, with a side of #WeNeedDiverseBooks, you need to ...

Discussions About Diversity

Welcome to the Dear Book Nerd podcast, a bi-weekly show that answers your questions about life, love, and literature! My special guest co-host this week is the wonderful Varian Johnson. Varian and I answer two listener-submitted questions and discuss the complicated but extremely important topic of diversity in literature and publishing. Don't miss it!

We Need Diverse Books: Real Teens Have Their Say

If you haven’t heard about #WeNeedDiverseBooks yet, then now is the time to learn, my friends. The campaign, which strives ...

Publishing’s Diversity Problem: The Response Scale

Have you ever wondered where responses to an evident lack of diversity in publishing fall on the spectrum between ‘sensible’ ...

First Book CEO Discusses Diversity and the “Stories For All” Project

As the We Need Diverse Books campaign gained steam throughout May, one of the many questions asked was how to create ...