Novelist Chimamanda Adichie said "I did not know that people like me could exist in literature". What happens when you only know one story about another person or country?
I watched this video a few days ago, and since then, I've started to notice so many examples of what she is saying. It's true that there is never a single story about anyone or any place. When I really pay attention, I can see this every day - in the books I'm reading, in the news, in movies, in art and really just in every connection I make in the world around me. It's especially obvious to me as I am surrounded every day by great children's literature, and people who care about the stories our children are exposed to. What an important and inspiring video!