#Hashtag: Tweeters celebrate diverse authors

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Today is Diverse Author Day. Trending on Twitter is the hashtag of the same name to spark interest in the realm of reading as well as add recommendations for others to see.

Tweeters shared personal stories for why diverse literature is important to themselves and the world around them.

The tweets didn’t stop with personal stories, many joined in to thank publishers, writers and readers of diverse literature.

Some Twitter users began to wonder if labeling authors and books as diverse is possibly more harmful than helpful.

Some writers, readers and publishers stressed the importance of celebrating diverse books and authors every day and not just today.

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My name is Jamie Teixeira and I am a senior English and journalism with a minor in Leadership. I am the president of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, a tutor at the K-State Writing Center,and a member of the K-State Tap Dance Ensemble. My future plans are to become an editor or publisher of children's literature. Outside of school I love to read and cuddle with my kitten, Bert.