#Multiculturalbooksmatter

Please read this important message by the amazing children’s book author Mariana Llanos .

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Friends,

I want to ask you to join me on this campaign #multiculturalbooksmatter in an effort to bring attention to books that celebrate multicultural characters, especially in children’s literature.
Recently, I’ve become aware of the need for multicultural children’s books. This infographic by Lee and Low shows the state of diversity in children’s literature as of right now:

Click on the link to go lee and Low site. Click on the link to go Lee and Low Books site.

Even though demographics have shifted considerably in the past years, the number of multicultural/diverse books — or by diverse authors–published since 1994 has stayed pretty much the same.

Who is it to blame? Publishing houses with a preconceived idea of what sells and what doesn’t? Agents who don’t give a voice to authors with an accent or from a different background? Authors who do not reflect the world we live in? Book lovers who do not buy books that have multicultural themes or characters? We could…

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7 thoughts on “#Multiculturalbooksmatter

      1. Hi Sherrie, I am so backlogged at this point, but you might check with Stephanie at https://stephaniesbookreviews.wordpress.com/ or Cathy at https://betweenthelinesbookblog.wordpress.com/. They both do fabulous reviews and I think your book would appeal to both of them. Also, Chris Graham at Chris the Story Reading Ape http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/ has a page listed under RESOURCES that lists reviewers. I’m sorry I am unable to help you at this time. Best wishes.

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