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Tasha's Voice is a new Picture Book releasing on 04/09/2024 from the Yosemite Conservancy This new titles is authored by Carmen Bogan and jointly illustrated by the late Floyd Cooper and his mentee Daria Peoples. Keep reading below for a wonderful joint interview with Carmen & Daria about their new title which celebrates the great ...continue reading "Tasha’s Voice – An Interview with the Creators"

Lisely Laboy (she/ella) is the project manager at Diverse BookFinder. Lisely holds a master's degree in Information and Library Sciences from Florida State University and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She has 10 years of public library experience, including time as a programming librarian for children and teens. ...continue reading "Diverse Books – Celebrate Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr"

Malcolm Newsome is a children's book author from the Chicago area. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology and now works in cyber security for a company called Jemurai Security. He writes picture books with the aim of bringing hope and possibility to as many young people as he can. Malcolm is a ...continue reading "“In order to do representation well, we’re going to have to either confront or subvert all sorts of stereotypes.” – An Author Interview with Malcolm Newsome"

It's that time of year again; when we're all searching for the best gifts for all our friends and loved ones. Well, we might be a little biased, but here at Diverse BookFinder, we think that books make the very best gifts and if you agree with us, then we've got you covered! We've offered ...continue reading "Diverse BookFinder Winter Gift Guide 2023"

Laurel Goodluck is Mandan, Hidatsa from the prairies of North Dakota, and Tsimshian from the rainforest in Alaska. She now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her Diné husband, where they raised two children also bent on storytelling in journalism and acting. Belonging to an intertribal family is at the heart of her stories, encouraging ...continue reading "“I want Native children to see themselves in modern stories in their communities…” – An Author Interview with Laurel Goodluck"

Lisely Laboy (she/ella) is the project manager at Diverse BookFinder. Lisely holds a master's degree in Information and Library Sciences from Florida State University and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She has 10 years of public library experience, including time as a programming librarian for children and teens. ...continue reading "Thrills & Chills: Diverse Horror for Young Adults"

Mike Yam is a sportscaster and studio host for NFL Network and SiriusXM radio. He has worked at ESPN, NBA TV and Pac-12 Network. Fried Rice and Marinara marks his debut in children’s literature. Growing up with a Chinese immigrant father from Hong Kong and an Italian mother, Yam has always been fascinated by diverse ...continue reading "At times in my childhood, I thought I had to “pick a side”… – An Author Interview with Mike Yam"

Lisely Laboy (she/ella) is the project manager at Diverse BookFinder. Lisely holds a master's degree in Information and Library Sciences from Florida State University and undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida in Sociology and Women’s Studies. She has 10 years of public library experience, including time as a programming librarian for children and teens. ...continue reading "Back To School With Diverse Picture Books"

Kheris Rogers is a model, dancer, singer, actress, and the world’s youngest designer to ever showcase her clothing line at New York Fashion Week. Kheris started the now-famed Flexin’ In My Complexion brand after years of being bullied in school because of her dark skin. Kheris was on Teen Vogue’s 21 Under 21 list and is ...continue reading "“I aim to empower young children to embrace their uniqueness and cultivate self-worth…” – An Author Interview with Kheris Rogers"

Annie Vardanyan (she/her) is an artist and graphic designer based in Gainesville, Florida. Currently, she is a fourth-year student working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at the University of Florida. Although Annie specializes in graphic design, she has a wide range of artistic experience and proficiency in the fine arts and ...continue reading "Reimagining the Diverse BookFinder Brand"
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