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Articles by other people - my favourite pieces on various topics
I care passionately about children's right to see themselves in books for no reason at all - this is called all sorts of things. I like the expression 'natural inclusion' best. The articles below explore the topic...
We Don’t Only Need More Diverse Books. We Need
More Diverse Books Like
The Snowy Day.
One of my favourite articles which really says everything I've ever wanted to say on the subject of 'natural inclusion'
By Rumaan Alam in Slate Magazine:
28 Black Picture Books that are not about Boycotts, Buses or Basketball
by Scott Woods
The first in a series on
Scott Woods Makes Lists
When you say you 'don't see race', you're ignoring racism
by Zach Stafford
in The Guardian - here
7 Reasons why 'Colorblindness' Contributes to Racism
by Jon Greenberg in
Everyday Feminism - here
Colorblind Ideology is a form of Racism
by Monnica T Williams
in Phychology Today - here
Diversity in Publishing
an amazing series of reports
developed at CLPE
Reflecting Realities and Representation
My article as part of the series is here.
A Place at the Table
A fabulous starting point for anyone interested in diversity from
A video interview with
Rudine Sims Bishop, Ph.D.
Ohio State University
Writing Past The White Gaze
As A Black Author
by LJ Alonge
Super super article
Diverse Books: Don't Categorize as "Special Interest"
by Ellen Oh in
School Library Journal
Guest Post by Patrice Lawrence:
Understand. Support. Challenge.
When It Comes to Inclusivity in Publishing, Editors Also Play a Role
Strong Women -
I hate Strong Female Characters
We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome
The myth of the STRONG BLACK WOMAN
I am not Someone’s Sister, Mother, Wife or Daughter: I am Someone, all on my Own
Diverse Thinking from Diverse Folks About Diverse Books
Best explanation for why
'All Lives Matter' is not an appropriate response to
Black Lives Matter
by Geek Aesthete
Kindness is not Justice