Diversity in Character and Author

wndb_buttonThe We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) at http://weneeddiversebooks.org/ gives out annual awards. You need to be a Diverse person and the book needs to have a main character that is Diverse. Currently, this award is for YA books. The guidelines describe Diverse as being:

  • Person of color
  • Native American
  • LGBTQIA
  • Person with a disability
  • Marginalized religious or cultural minority in the United States

Submissions are still open for the 2017 Walter Awards for self-published and traditionally published authors, and will be open through November 1, 2016. Details and eligibility information can be found http://weneeddiversebooks.org/submission-guidelines/.

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.

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