Please read "The Elephant in the Room," an article by Elizabeth Bluemle. It's a call to publishers, editors, art directors, sales representatives, librarians, booksellers, and other stakeholders to make the children's and YA book industry more inclusive and better reflective of the great diversity in our world. I am answering this call. I hope you will too.
Below is Grace Lin's illustration for "The Elephant in the Room." Thirteen children's book illustrators including Grace Lin created artwork specifically for the article.