Thursday, December 27, 2012

CBC "Best Of" Diversity List


The Children's Book Council has created a list that recognizes award-winning books with protagonists representing diverse cultures.  Here's a link to their Diversifying the "Best-of"List.  CBC Diversity advocates for "an inclusive and representative children's publishing industry." Patricia McCormic's NEVER FALL DOWN is the next book on my list to read.  I know it takes us back to the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia in a novel based on the life of Arn Chorn-Pond.  My novel, THE GOOD BRAIDER, about a girl from South Sudan is included.  There's more than war here. Fiction and nonfiction are intertwined.  I like that.  The list takes readers to Cuba, the Congo, and the diverse communities we live in.

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