In 2014 the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign took the Twitterverse by storm after the New York Times published an article titled “Where at the People of Color in Children’s Books?”
Since then, people have very publicly lamented the lack of diverse children’s book published and available. And while it’s true that we need many more books featuring people of color, there are a lot of great publishers dedicated to publishing diverse books for children, authors who only write about characters of color and bookstores that are committed to carrying these titles.
One of those bookstores is Philadelphia’s Big Blue Marble Books. The have diverse books, always have and always will.