Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:


Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

I wouldn’t mind if they shook it up a little to be honest.

Okay but the second one is saying “I isn’t like when someone told me to write differently so I think you should write differently” they are acting like there is one person that writes all the books. People should write what they want to write not what some quota for diversity says. If you want a book that’s different write one or promote one.

I don’t disagree I’ve already spoken on this before. If you want books the way you want write them yourself. I’m just saying from a personal perspective I wouldn’t mind reading something different in the fantasy/dystopian genre. I’m not saying pressure Authors to do what you want.

I wasn’t really addressing you. Mostly the girl in the second picture. Sorry

If you want books with diverse characters, then write them yourself.

I’ll write whatever the fuck I want. My book, my characters, diverse or not (or undefined).

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