Saturday, August 22, 2015

Writer's - We Need to Have Diverse Books

I'm not one to judge or say I've done much to help remedy the situation that exists in our books today but I think it's worth considering.

Look around when you're out shopping...what do you see?

Look around when you're at work...who do you see?

Look around when you're outside on a walk, biking, or hiking...

We live in a world filled with diverse people, places and things and that fact should be reflected in our stories.

We need to keep a mental checklist in mind when we're writing. We should all write books that reflect the diversity in our homes, our lives and our world.

I really thought about it today when I was reading Marian Wright Edelman's article: It's Hard to Be What You Can't See

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marian-wright-edelman/its-hard-to-be-what-you-c_b_8022776.html

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