Post #21: #OwnVoices: Why We Need Diverse Authors in Children’s Literarure

I know this sounds like something I’ve already posted, and while it is about the importance of diversity in children’s literature, it is specifically about needing the voices of diversity to be at the forefront of the stories we tell. It’s the #OwnVoices type of article I’ve been looking to share. Though Kayla is talking specifically about physical disability, the ideas she expresses concerning #OwnVoices stories can be applied whether we are talking about racial, religious, physical, sexual or gender diversity. Really, any diversity.

Kayla Whaley: #OwnVoices: Why We Need Diverse Authors in Children’s Literarure

*New readers may wonder why I’m sharing these posts and why they’re numbered. Here’s a link to my post I’m Giving Up HATE, PREJUDICE and INDIFFERENCE for Lent.

And here are my latest 5 posts in the series:

Post #16: Listen and Learn . . . 
Post #17: Comprehensive List of LGBTQ+ Term Definitions
Post #18: Discussion: Body Positivity in YA – Where’s the Love for Curvy Women?
Post #19: Beyonce in Formation
Post #20: #OscarSoWhite

*Please remember to leave the sites I post clean. We are here to learn, not debate. Even if you disagree, we need to learn that just because we have an opinion, doesn’t mean we need to share it all the time.*

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5 thoughts on “Post #21: #OwnVoices: Why We Need Diverse Authors in Children’s Literarure

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