This Week in Diversity: What We Can Do

We’re starting this week with author Mitali Perkins, who has some great suggestions on selling diverse children’s books. It’s mostly aimed at booksellers, but it has a lot that’s of interest to everyone, like its reminder about the many children on US military bases abroad. It’s also a great reminder that if one thing doesn’t work, try something new—for one store, it works best to have displays tied to heritage months; for another, it works best to spread the books throughout the store. That’s true of readers, too: what works best for one may not work for another, so find something new and try again.Photo 1

Remember when we pointed out Amy Bowllan’s project to get pictures of readers with books by authors of color? Well, we got caught reading.

Enjoy your weekend—and a good book!

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