Interview with Jaz Johnson

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Jaz Johnson is joining us on the blog to talk about Diverse Books today. Jaz is a New York based author and artist and it’s a pleasure to welcome her today to talk to us today. She’s long been a vocal supporter of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement as well as a supporter of LGBTQ+. The founder of the creative writing program Evoking Creativity, Jaz is making a very real step in the right direction with the next generation of authors.

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1. What does the term “Diverse Books” mean to you?

To me, the term ‘diverse books’ hold very near and dear to me. Growing up, I had (and still have) a very diverse group of friends, whom all (like myself) love to read. And exploring different genres of books in our earlier years, we were all rather disappointed at the lack of diversity presented in books. Diversity to me is being…

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