Diversity Is Life and the Future.
We’re sure there are people out there who think Diversity is not important, but we couldn’t disagree more. We think Diversity is Life and the Future.
Children’s Book Council: Diversity for Kids
The Children’s Book Council (CBC)–which seems to be staffed exclusively by friendly, helpful nice people (and do we ever get enough Nice?)–is doing a lot to encourage diversity in children’s book publishing, including promoting the publication of books with diverse content by diverse authors and illustrators, making it easier for people to find those books, and contributing to programs that foster diversity in book publishing (like a program that sponsors internships).
Diversity & Brooklyn
One of CBC’s guest bloggers, Tim Federle, put it really well: “Diversity wasn’t a political act.Diversity was just midtown Manhattan at rush hour.” Or, we might add, Coney Island Avenue or Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn all the time. We don’t think Diversity is simply a political act–but it can be political. We don’t think Diversity is only about money–but it can be. We don’t think Diversity is simply about inclusion and fairness–although it certainly is that. We think Diversity is Life, and, inspired by CBC and others, we intend to write about it–in many aspects– in the weeks and months to come. Please check back with us, and keep the conversation going.
Diversity is Life and the Future.
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So … in this broader sense of Diversity–biological, cultural, philosophical, economic–where do you see it working? Where do you see that we need it? Where do you see it in your life?