I was sitting at my computer, procrastinating by scrolling through my twitter feed, last Friday night. I was completely stuck for blog post ideas: I’ve been so behind with blogging because the first term at school has been hectic, to say the least!
I’ve been very aware of the inspiring, brilliant #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign on Twitter since it launched, but seeing tweets from that evening’s #SupportWNDB talk were the deciding factor that led to me making this post. Also, that I haven’t done a infographic post in quite a while. I hope you enjoy it!
There were a lot of books to pick from to fit onto this quick graphic, but picking out of my recently used Goodreads shelves… I honestly didn’t actually find it difficult to narrow it down, to pick only a few titles with diverse characters; of colour, a different cultural background, an LGBT* identity or disability. I think that proves that a) I really must seek out more diverse books, and read those sitting on my TBR, and that b) the WNDB campaign is so necessary: I’m so glad it’s encouraging and publicising books that otherwise wouldn’t be as visible.
Anyway, I’m aware I’ve rambled on a bit, and this post was meant to be just an infographic… (:
I love this so much, Georgia! What a brilliant idea!
Thank you so much Lucy!:D
Ooh, do you mind if I use some of these recs on my school’s WNDB board? I’d completely forgotten about Follow Me Down! Great infographic 🙂
No problem at all Nina – thank you!! Ooh, that’s so cool that your school has a WNDB board. I’d love to suggest that to mine!
Yep, you can see pictures here http://deathbooksandtea.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/we-need-diverse-books-display.html
Just pester your librarian until they give in. It would be awesome if we started a trend!
Haha, and that’s brilliant!!:)
Fab infographic, Georgia! I love your recommendations.
I LOVE this infographic!! It’s so good!! We definitely need diverse books and I’m glad I’ve read quite a few on here. Great post! Rita xx