Today’s blog post is part of our Stories For All Project series, focused on sharing the latest announcements and impact stories about our effort to put diverse, inclusive books into the hands of kids.
Jessixa Bagley and Laurie Ann Thompson authored two of our 2015 Stories for All Project title selections. The new picture book authors recently joined us for a Twitter chat to discuss their books “Boats for Papa” and “Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah” and why diversity and inclusion are important in children’s stories.
Here are some of the highlights. You can see full answers to all seven questions and questions from our audience on the Storify for this chat.
Why do you think it is important that diverse books are available to all children?
How can books featuring diverse voices and experiences contribute to inclusivity?
How have you seen your book affect a reader?
Find out more! View the Storify of this Twitter chat.