Showing posts from October 16, 2016

The Book Fair's Back! #mybookfair

As those of you that follow my blog know, I enjoy having book fairs ! There's nothing like seeing eyes light up like fire-crackers at the presentation of so many wonderfully colorful and diverse books! In fact, this fair is the first that I've been able showcase over thirty books with Black Americans on the cover: @diversebooks Never have I been able to showcase 30 books w/faces like mine in the #library ! #ReflectionsInBooks This is why #WeNeedDivLibs ! — AwakenLibrarian (@awakenlibrarian) October 11, 2016 Bit by bit, we'll erase tweets like these... Dear #kidlit Writers of Color: The odds are not in your favor. #amwriting #amediting #diversity #YA #WritersLife — MayraCuevas (@MayraECuevas) September 30, 2016 because it's all too important for children to see faces like theirs on the cover and in the content of books. #WeNeedDiverseBooks As Walter Dean Myers wrote in his N