Coming in January 2017, We Need Diverse Books will launch OurStory, an app that librarians, educators, parents, and children can search for reading recommendations. The new app utilizes a database of over 1200 books curated to reflect diverse characters and themes.
The app was created in response to many people’s frustration and difficulty finding quality books with diverse characters, themes, and authors.
WNDB president Ellen Oh said, “The app provides a way for publishers to shine a light on diverse books and a place for authors and illustrators to be featured.”
The app will be available on the Internet and through both iOS and Android platforms. For more details, see the full piece.
Kirch, Claire. (2016, Oct. 8). We Need Diverse Books Launches Curated Books App. Retrieved from: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/71682-we-need-diverse-books-launches-curated-books-app.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=cff1fc8b80-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-cff1fc8b80-305871045.