We Need Diverse Books

SJCP Library Book Drive

About the SJCP WNDB Book Drive

Strong white characters permeate today's young adult literature. The "We Need Diverse Books" (WNDB) movement is an effort to bring more narratives of non-majority populations into the hands of our students. We need diverse books in our library in order to expand our understanding of the experiences of every member our community. In the words of the spokesmen of this movement, "Books are more than mirrors, they are windows as well." The more we read, the more we understand not just ourselves, but all the people of our diverse world.


We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) the experiences of people of color, people with different gender identities, people with disabilities, and people of varied ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.


As a way to support the WNDB movement, the SJCP Library is hosting a "We Need Diverse Books" book drive. Please visit our "We Need Diverse Books" Amazon Wish List to make a donation of a new book; we would also be happy to receive used books.
We Need Diverse Books

Let's Talk about Diversity: We Need Diverse Books Author Event @ C. Burr Artz Public Library

Friday, May 1st, 4pm

110 East Patrick Street

Frederick, MD

For teens and aspiring writers. Meet authors Lamar Giles, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh, Caroline Richmond, and Robin Talley, members of the We Need Diverse Books team. Chat about diversity in the Young Adult (YA) genre, how to write diverse characters, and more. Book sales and signing to follow Q & A. Free event. No registration required.

Amazon Wish List

Please consider donating a book: "We Need Diverse Books" Amazon Wish List.