Books are mirrors, doors, even bridges to help create a more tolerant world, as Mariana Llanos of GICB explains on this post.
A few weeks ago I was invited to speak at the Multicultural Institute Event at the University of Central Oklahoma (The Conference was reschedule for April 17th and 18th). The theme I chose for my presentation was Books for Diversity. I write books and I promote diversity so choosing that theme was pretty obvious, but I didn’t realize I would spend so much time researching and preparing my material for this upcoming presentation.
Researching about diversity has opened my mind to a new world. A world I knew existed but didn’t know that it needed my help. Let me explain:
What are diverse books, in the first place? These are books that portray main characters from different cultures and backgrounds. But diversity is a vast word, and in my case I focused on ethnically diverse books:
- An ethnically diverse book may tell a folktale or have a culturally driven…
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