Missing Voice PB Group

Missing Voice PB Group

Anyone can tweet #weneeddiversebooks.

But what are we as authors, illustrators, parents, and teachers going to do to make that change?
Many times people don’t buy diverse books, because they lack the awareness. I decided to help this change by making the writing community more aware.

I am Jewish, and I write Jewish picture books. SHMULIK PAINTS THE TOWN Kar-Ben Publishing 2016. However, I also taught in Detroit, and I also write African American chapter books. I believe because of my experience, I have unique perspective of understanding two communities. I observe how both communities can lack an understanding of each other. Not because of hate, but because of just living divided.

I believe the way to end ignorance is with knowledge. I call it MISSING VOICE because I want it to mean more than just race, but also include religion, and little known historical facts and people.

 

How members participate:

1) Join www.facebook.com/groups/676954869064803 

2) Read the Book of the Month.

3) Comment on the questions asked. There are no “right” answers. Let’s just talk about books.

4) Opportunity to live chat with author at the end of the month on our Facebook Page.