December Newsletter

by We Need Diverse Books

Updates from the WNDB team
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Here's what we're up to this month: 

#DrumItUp for Drum Dream Girl! This holiday season, our team is highlighting Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music, by Newbery Honor winner Margarita Engle and award-winning illustrator Rafael López. This poetic narrative of a young girl following her dreams in the face of naysayers is a must-read. Help us drum up interest in this amazing story: read it, buy it, talk about it, and help us sell as many copies as possible throughout the month! In other words, #DrumItUp! 
Scholastic and WNDB have partnered to offer over 75 diversity-themed books inScholastic's Reading Club flyers, including award-winners, classics, and new releases. The flyer highlights themes of race and ethnicity, multiculturalism, religions, LGBTQ+ stories, disability, and more.

For more information, click here to read a Q&A with WNDB member and author Dhonielle Clayton about the partnership. 

A BIG thank you to Picture Book Summit for their donation of $7,000 to WNDB! This generous contribution will support our WNDB in the Classroom program, which brings diverse authors and books into Title 1 schools. 

We Need Diverse Books needs you to give a gift today!  Why? Because you will help WNDB reach its vision:

A world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book

Need another reason to Donate $25, $50, $100, $200 or more between now and December 31st?

  • You will get a great tax deduction on your 2015 return
  • You will get a Warm Fuzzy right to the heart

Gifts of all amounts advance diversity in the children's publishing industry and support artists working right now.

To sustain that forward motion, and get diverse books into the hands of all children, we continue to rely on your support. Please donate by December 31st using the Donate button below. Thank you very much for your gift.

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