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Celebrating the Black Diaspora in Children’s Books

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Dr. Krista Aronson is a co-founder and the Director of the Diverse BookFinder. She is a professor of psychology and Associate Dean of Faculty at Bates College in Maine. I am a citizen of the African diaspora. My Black ancestors came to the United States involuntarily as enslaved people several generations ago. Their unrecorded history […]

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Back To School With Diverse Picture Books

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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. […]

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BIPOC Joy Outdoors – Diverse Books to Combat the ‘Nature Gap’

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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. […]

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Caribbean American Heritage Month – Diverse Picture Books

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Every June the United States observes Caribbean American Heritage Month! Celebrations honor the amazing and varied impacts that people of Caribbean ancestry have had on America’s past and present. While the islands of the Caribbean Sea number more than 700, most of us are most familiar with the 34 countries/territories that make up the Greater […]

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A Triumphant Shout: Great LGBTQIAP2S+ Graphic Novels

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Suzan Alteri is the Librarian for the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Fresno State University which has the largest collection of LGBTQIAP2S+ children’s and young adult books in the U.S. She grew up in a privileged, white suburban household in the Metro Detroit area and spent most of her life […]

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Diverse Reads for Every Season: Summer Reading

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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 […]

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“There’s no one way for Blackness to exist on the page.” – An Author Interview with Ty Chapman

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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; […]

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“I’ve always been an outsider…” – An Author Interview with SJ Sindu

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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 […]

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Jewish American Heritage Month – Diverse Reads

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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 […]

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Multilingual Family Story Time: A Way to Build and Advocate for Diverse Collections

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Jackie Wood (she/her) has worked at the Marshall Public Library in Pocatello, ID since 2015. She started as a library assistant in the circulation department, but recently made the move to library specialist. She hopes to advance in her career after completing her Master’s in Library and Information Science in August 2023. As the daughter […]

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