There’s a little over a week left of our campaign, and we couldn’t be more grateful for everyone’s generosity and support. But before the campaign comes to an end, there’s a lot of news to share:
The campaign continues! Indiegogo has invited us to extend our campaign and participate in #GivingTuesday, a day for giving back. We are delighted at this opportunity, and hope that you’ll consider donating to our campaign or one of the many other amazing campaigns that are participating this year.
We would like to give a shout out and special thanks to Rachel Renée Russell, author of the bestselling Dork Diaries series for her generous donation of $30k to the WNDB campaign. Her contribution helped us fulfill the $100k matching pledge made by author Daniel Handler, and brought our total amount raised to over $300k! These extra funds will have a direct impact on all of our programming in the future.
Our author video is new and improved and now includes adorable baby photos of our authors! Click on the pics below to see the video.
Lamar Giles, Cindy Pon, and Matt de la Peña
If you’re looking for a new picture book, be sure to check out our Picture Book Flowchart! There is something for everyone, and if you’re celebrating a holiday this season, it’s a great way to pick out gifts, too! YA and Middle Grade Flowcharts can also be found on our website.
Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winner and WNDB advisory board member wrote an eloquent, moving op-ed piece that was featured in last week’s New York Times and that we would love to share with all of you.
Thank you again for your continued support and generosity, and we hope to see you this #GivingTuesday!
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We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.