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Only 13% of children's books published in the US in the last 24 years contain any kind of multicultural content. NABU Publishing is here to change that.

What does a nine-year-old girl who loves to read and write do? Write her own book, of course.

The famed media personality and real estate guru is starting the year off with a bang by snagging one of the most coveted award nominations in the entertainment industry.

In order to "stay woke" as they say, it is important to read the books that tell stories about your history and your experiences.

On my first day of reading Go Set A Watchman, I made it halfway through Harper Lee’s vivid storytelling with ease, quickly finding myself enthralled in her rich and witty language. The book is full of little verses that are true to the art of Southern storytelling; sentences that pull you through the story, each one sweet […]

#WeNeedDiverseBooks has taken over Book Con this year, and it's a beautiful thing.

Jacqueline Woodson was the recipient of the 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work In YA Fiction for her book Brown Girl Dreaming. Brown Girl Dreaming is a poetry collection that has the author recalling her days as a young girl, growing up in South Carolina, or the “Jim Crow” south, while also expressing […]

Well-known queer and trans author, S. Bear Bergman is out to change the way family stories are told in children’s books. According to reports, together with a team of talented authors and illustrators, Bergman has started a new book series called the Flamingo Book Club. The series will feature six books, delivered over a year, […]

We believe that the child who reads is the child who leads. In keeping with that idea, we decided this summer to take a look at the state of reading for black youth. Research has found that the proportion of young people who are daily readers drops has dropped dramatically in recent years. According to some studies, since 1984, the […]

“Reading is not harmful. There’s no such thing as harmful knowledge. This thing is only going to make you a better person,” says Philani, an impressive 24-year-old homeless man in Johannesburg, South Africa, who chooses to engage with the community by reviewing books and that you can buy from him! He’s known as the Pavement […]

Author, Dr. Frank E. Dobson, winner of the Zora Neale Hurston/Bessie Head Fiction Writer’s Award, releases his compelling and groundbreaking book, “Rendered Invisible.” Race is all around us, man, choking us. The black and white worlds of Johnny Smith and Bill Reilly have been turned upside down by a serial killer determined to incite a […]