NCCBA and NECBA Take on the Windows & Mirrors Challenge
The Windows & Mirrors challenge, which first launched in 2015, grew out of booksellers’ desire to get more diverse books into the hands of readers. This year, stores on the West Coast are rallying behind the picture book Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts (Abrams), while East Coast stores are promoting a list of eight diverse titles.
‘I was really pleased with [the list],’ said NECBA co-chair Hines, who plans to put many of the titles in her store’s holiday window display, which will go up in mid-November. ‘We’re not telling booksellers what to do with it. Some stores will use the whole list; some stores will pick one book. It’s not about sales. We’re seeing the list more as a resource.’ (Publishers Weekly)