Posts Tagged ‘ we need diverse books ’

March Book 3 Wins Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature

January 19, 2017
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This week marks another milestone in the March trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell as March Book Three took home the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. Announced by the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books, the award — also known simply as “The Walter” — is given to works that have…

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Banned Books Week Spotlights Diversity in 2016

February 23, 2016
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Why are so many diverse books banned? The 2016 celebration of Banned Books Week will examine this important question as part of its thematic focus on diversity, the event’s national coalition announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 25 – October 1, 2016, and will…

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