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