#WeNeedDiverseBooks For Readers of Every Age

I may be just one person with one lifetime of experiences to which I can speak. But I will say this: a lack of diverse juvenile and young adult literature actively damaged my sense of self worth. Damaged the pride I had in my culture. I noticed all of the ways that my family was different from all of families represented in fiction. Remembered the way Scholastic said they had the best, and how nothing representing my experiences was anywhere on that list. I was not the best, and I understood that in a way that I am still, at forty, dismantling. – See more at: http://www.runningnekkid.com/content/weneeddiversebooks_readers_every_age#sthash.3Ch21aT4.dpuf

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