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[T]he silencing of LGBTQI literature doesn’t affect only gay or questioning kids who are looking for stories to help them untangle their identities. These books are equally important for straight and cis-gendered teens because stories are our greatest tool to create empathy and combat intolerance.
WNDB VP Ilene W. Gregorio on “Why We Need Diverse LGBTQI Books” in her essay for Pen/America (via weneeddiversebooks)