The Great Greene Heist Diversity Challenge

A campaign, which went viral on Twitter & Facebook during the first week of May, using the hashtag #weneeddiversebooks, was started by a diverse group of children's book authors in response to a controversy at this year's BookCon, as reported by Publishers Weekly. Participants began posting comments and uploading photographs expressing their impatience with the lack of diversity in children’s literature.

Now there's a new challenge: Booksellers across the country are challenging each other to see who can generate the most preorders for the new book
boasting a wonderfully diverse cast of characters, The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson—and we're IN! Help us win this challenge by preordering the book from us and sharing your support on social media using the hashtags #greatgreenechallenge and

Because if we win, Denver wins! (But whoever wins, the world wins.)

ISBN: 9780545525527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 27th, 2014