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Food for Stereotypical Thoughts, by Kristen C. Strocchia

    As a language teacher, I really enjoy reading and writing about cultural diversity—across all genres. But while working on my first novel—a YA historical fantasy set in northeastern Africa in the late 1800’s—I became concerned about how to handle … Continue reading

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Diversity Book Club: Novels by Diverse Authors – Part Two, by Lori Ann Palma

  I’m back with part two of my TBR pile of books by diverse authors! In case you missed the first installment featuring authors A-L, you can check it out here   As I previously stated, this list is by … Continue reading

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Dude, That’s Me! by Lindsay Bandy

“We read to know we’re not alone.” Dr. Robert Carballo, one of my English professors in college, made this statement one day in class, and I never forgot it! One of the most important reasons #WeNeedDiverseBooks is so that every kid … Continue reading

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Why Do #WeNeedDiverseBooks? by Lindsay Bandy

There are lots of easy answers to this to this question, but let’s start with ourselves. Why do WE need diverse books? As writers, we have lofty and lovely goals of battling prejudice and making the world a nicer, more fair … Continue reading

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Diversity Book Club: Novels by Diverse Authors – Part One, by Lori Ann Palma

  If you’re a writer, then you know diversity is one of the biggest topics in the publishing world right now. Not only are agents and editors seeking titles that feature diverse characters, writers are also stretching beyond their backgrounds … Continue reading

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