There's been a lot of interesting discussion in the kid's lit world about diversity thanks to Lee & Low's post on “Why Hasn’t the Number of Multicultural Books Increased In Eighteen Years?”. In particular, I was interested in the question raised by the always on point Betsy Bird, who said “we need to officially address how we feel about white authors and illustrators writing books about people of other races. Is it never okay? Sometimes okay? Always okay?”.
I took a stab at responding over at Book Riot. CLICK HERE to read it.
- School Library Journal (A Fuse #8 Production): Fusenews Rules of Summer in November
- Tapestry Writers Collective - Threads: Diversity and the heart of the story
- Nerdy Book Club: Authoring Stories about Cultures Not Our Own (also at Katie Quirk's blog)
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