Lee & Low’s Diversity in Publishing Petition

Diversity is one of the issues we really care about at Finding Wonderland, and our eclectic reading list reflects that, we hope. That’s why it’s thrilling to see publishers Lee & Low really pushing the issue–not only promoting diversity in a basic, “diverse books are great!” kind of way, but urging publishers themselves to take a close look at who they’re hiring, to get at the root of the “diverse books don’t sell” pseudo-truism.

So they’ve created their own diversity baseline survey for publishers, and they also created a petition on Change.org so that readers and other Concerned Citizens can add their voices to the clamor for more transparency in the publishing industry. Check out the full post here!

About the author

Sarah Jamila Stevenson is a writer, artist, editor, graphic designer, professor of humanities, and localization QA tester, so she wears a teetering pile of hats. On any given day, she is very tired. She is the author of the middle grade graphic novel Alexis vs. Summer Vacation, and three YA novels, including the award-winning The Latte Rebellion.

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