Diversity has gone from something we all celebrate to a hot-button issue in recent months. But Chicago children’s book author Veronica Appleton is available for in-studio commentary or interview with an upbeat and positive message about promoting diversity and the importance of representation in children’s literature especially. When children see characters that look like them working and playing alongside characters that don’t look like them, it helps set up lifelong concepts of empathy, tolerance and team work!

You can also find out more about Veronica and her book Journey to Appleville on her Web site.