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We Need Diverse Books

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We Need Diverse Books (also written as WNDB or #WeNeedDiverseBooks) is an organization promoting diversity in children's and young adult literature. It was founded in 2014 by authors Malinda Lo and Ellen Oh.

NaNoWriMo and WNDB

In October 2014, NaNoWriMo partnered with WNDB on a series of blog posts with helpful advice on writing diversity in NaNoWriMo novels.

During Camp NaNoWriMo 2015, WNDB authors became Camp Counselors. They provided virtual Camp Care Packages with a small nugget of advice for Camp NaNo participants. The camp counselors also participated in two #WNDBNaNo Twitter chat on April 8, 2015 and June 24, 2015.

Camp NaNoWriMo 2016 saw WNDB authors returning as Camp Counselors, as well as participating in a #NaNoWNDB tweetchat on April 5, 2016.

During NaNoWriMo 2016, NaNoWriMo partnered with WNDB for the NaNo Coaches program.

WNDB authors returned as Camp Counselors for Camp NaNoWriMo 2017, hosting tweetchats on April 3 (#CampNaNoPrep) and July 5, 2017 (#CampNaNoAdvice).

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