The Diversity in Kid Lit Dream

Edith Campbell features a guest post by Founder Ayanna Coleman on her blog, Crazy QuiltEdi. Here’s a snippet:


I do not wish to keep my dreams of a world where there is full diversity in children’s literature inside my mind any longer. I want this dream to become a reality through a vision that creates evolutionary action in the book industry; an evolution that will consider diversity an essential dimension to broaden and shape young minds through the provision of equitable views and examples in their reading experiences. I believe the following would be appropriate starting points:


1) Greater diversity in the kid lit industry

2) Greater diversity of talent creation and being promoted by their publishers

3) More contemporary, “just happens to be stories” with diverse protagonists

4) Better collaboration and support between all parties involved in this journey to equity in children’s literature


Read the whole guest post here.