Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This weeks topic is: Ten Books That Celebrate Diversity/Diverse Characters
(Example: Features Minority/Religious Minority, Socioeconomic Diversity, Disabled MC, Neurotypical Character, LGBTQ etc etc.)
For this Top Ten Tuesday I would like to direct you to…
“We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
How we define diversity:
We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.”