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Katiana Bagué (she/her/ella) is the Exhibits Associate for the University of Florida (UF) George A. Smathers Libraries. She has worked at the UF Libraries since 2016. She started as a student assistant at the Latin American and Caribbean Collection and has held other titles within the libraries, such as Bilingual Outreach Assistant for The U.S. ...continue reading "Pura Belpré, Bringing Boricua Stories to the Bookshelf: An Exhibit on a Puerto Rican Icon’s Writing, Librarianship, & Activism"

Krystal Marquis happily spends most of her time in libraries and used bookstores. She studied biology at Boston College and University of Connecticut and now works as an environmental, health, and safety manager for an online retailer. A lifelong reader, Krystal began researching and writing on a dare to complete the NaNoWriMo Challenge, resulting in the ...continue reading "“The Davenports is the story I wanted to read.” An Author Interview with Krystal Marquis"

In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia and Wendy Garland discuss their experiences and offer diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, as well as includes recommended picture books from ...continue reading "One World Lessons: Activism – Part II"

Every year the American Library Association and various committees from its children (ALSC) and young adult (YALSA) divisions present awards to the very best of youth literature at the Youth Media Awards. The 2023 the awards were announced on January 30th and the Diverse BookFinder is excited to highlight some of the award-winning BIPOC books, ...continue reading "2023 Youth Media Awards – BIPOC Representation"
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