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Dr. Katrina Phillips was born and raised in northern Wisconsin, and is a proud citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of History with a focus on Native history and the history of the American West at Macalester College. In addition to being the author of ...continue reading "“I hope the people who read the book are inspired by these women.” An Author Interview with Dr. Katrina Phillips"

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: You Matter"

Evangeline Giaconia (she/her) is a master's student in museum studies at the University of Florida. Her research pertains to ethical considerations in the use and distribution of Indigenous oral histories. She is also an avid reader and writer of young adult literature. To learn more about her research, check out her website on archival ethics ...continue reading "Choosing (Not) to Share: Indigenous Knowledge Sharing in Darcie Little Badger’s “A Snake Falls to Earth” "

We're gathering all the latest news on diversity in children's and youth literature and media from around the nation and the world. We're keeping an eye on the headlines to make sure you've got all the latest insights. After all, knowledge is power! Here are some interesting reads from September and October 2022. 10/30/2022: AsAmNews ...continue reading "News You Can Use: Diversity Headlines – September/October 2022"

Lisely Laboy 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. Here ...continue reading "Diverse Reads for Every Season: Spooky Tales for Autumn Nights!"

In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia (K-3 Library Teacher) and Wendy Garland (1-5 Library Teacher) discuss their experiences with and offer lessons on diversity, equity, and inclusion 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, ...continue reading "One World Lessons: Identity"

Lisely Laboy 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 Picture Books: The Puerto Rican Diaspora"

In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia (K-3 Library Teacher) and Wendy Garland (1-5 Library Teacher) discuss their experiences with 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 ...continue reading "One World Lessons: Building Community"

We're gathering all the latest news on diversity in children's and youth literature and media from around the nation and the world. We're keeping an eye on the headlines to make sure you've got all the latest insights. After all, knowledge is power! Here are some interesting reads from July and August 2022. 8/31/2022: Publishers ...continue reading "News You Can Use: Diversity Headlines – July/August 2022"

Kestrel Ward (she/they) is an early-career librarian and member of the Diverse BookFinder team. They are a US white American, queer, nonbinary person. Kestrel is committed to expanding diversity and representation in literature for all ages, and have been working on diversity initiatives professionally for about two years, and privately for about a decade. They ...continue reading "Not All Representation Is Good"
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