WHAT IS

THE WORD?

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It's

identity

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Writing,
when all is
said and done,
is an attempt
to understand
one's own
circumstance
and to
clarify
the 
confusion of 
existence . . .
isabel allende
The idea of feeling isolated is scary to
me – to walk through the world alone would be heartbreaking.
                                     jacqueline woodson
Books are medicine. A library is a medicine cabinet.
                                               sandra cisneros
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.
                                                                                         

james baldwin

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movement

It's

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By 2020 more than 50% of U.S. children will be of a minority race or ethnic group
Today 79% of the publishing industry is non-minority
In 2015 there were more kids' books with animals than kids from any minority group
The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuay
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connected

It's

boundless

awake

is working to build a publishing community
that fights for

It's

diversity

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