Connections: Why do we need diverse books?
Why do we need diverse books – books written by diverse authors that feature diverse characters?
The question is the focus of an upcoming panel hosted by the Henrietta Public Library. We preview that panel with local authors and a representative from the organization We Need Diverse Books. They help us understand the value and impact of reading diverse books (especially for children), and we explore the current literary landscape. Our guests:
- Andrea Page, author of “Sioux Code Talkers of World War II”
- Leslie C. Youngblood, author of “Love Like Sky”
- Caroline Richmond, program director for We Need Diverse Books