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Ty Chapman is the author of Sarah Rising (Beaming 2022); Looking For Happy (Beaming 2023); A Door Made for Me, written with Tyler Merritt (WorthyKids 2022); as well as multiple forthcoming children’s books through various publishers, and a forthcoming poetry collection through Button Poetry. Ty was a 2022 Center for Arts + Social Justice Fellow; ...continue reading "“There’s no one way for Blackness to exist on the page.” – An Author Interview with Ty Chapman"

SJ Sindu is a Tamil diaspora author of two literary novels (Marriage of a Thousand Lies, which won the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award; and Blue-Skinned Gods, which was an Indie Next Pick and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award), two hybrid chapbooks (I Once Met You But You Were Dead, which won the Split ...continue reading "“I’ve always been an outsider…” – An Author Interview with SJ Sindu"

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: Race"

Every May the United States observes Jewish American Heritage Month! Celebrations honor the amazing and varied impacts that Jewish people have had on America's past and present. Here at Diverse BookFinder, we're excited to highlight all the wonderful racial and cultural diversity that exists within the Jewish community. Did you know? The Jewish population is ...continue reading "Jewish American Heritage Month – Diverse Reads"
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