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.