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Join the #Weneeddiversebooks social media campaign

When I noticed the hashtag #weneeddiversebooks trending on Twitter tonight, I was completely thrilled and just had to share!  (I also found it happily ironic that it was trending on the day the NBA banned the Clippers owner Donald Sterling for his racist comments…)

Join the social media campaign started by author Ellen Oh, an effort to get the media’s attention to increase diversity in children’s books. Here’s our photo:

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To which my son promptly added that we also need stories that just don’t explain interracial families, but just present them as normal people.

Make your own sign and take a picture to post on social media May 1-3 to give the movement some traction, and visit the link above to submit it to the Tumblr site for #weneeddiversebooks.

While you’re at it, check out some other posts about the need for increased diversity in children’s exposure to the world:

 

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