‘Day of Diversity’ Action Points
Some of the action points include donating books to an under-resourced school; buying and reading books by diverse authors and featuring diverse characters; and partnering with local organizations to distribute books to kids and families in need.
What I appreciated most was the focus on action, not just talk. This conversation—about the appalling lack of diversity in children’s books and its severe life- and culture-altering consequences—has been going on for decades, and yet little has changed even as the urgency has grown…[The publishing industry] is not inclusive, not by a long shot, not yet. There are hard conversations to be had and radical shifts to be made. (PW Shelf Talker)