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Diverse Reads for Every Season: Springtime Blooms

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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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Pura Belpré, Bringing Boricua Stories to the Bookshelf: An Exhibit on a Puerto Rican Icon’s Writing, Librarianship, & Activism

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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. […]

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2023 Youth Media Awards – BIPOC Representation

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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, […]

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Diverse BookFinder Winter Gift Guide

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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 […]

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Choosing (Not) to Share: Indigenous Knowledge Sharing in Darcie Little Badger’s “A Snake Falls to Earth” 

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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 […]

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Diverse Reads for Every Season: Spooky Tales for Autumn Nights!

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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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Diverse Picture Books: The Puerto Rican Diaspora

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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. ** […]

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Historical Depictions of Black Characters in Children’s Picture Books

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Shreya Joshi (she/her) is a research assistant for the Diverse BookFinder. Originally from Pune, India, she recently completed her first year at Bates College in the United States. She intends to major in history and believes that without understanding the past, one cannot begin to contextualize present day complexities. She has greatly enjoyed her time […]

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Centered and Background LGBTQIAP2S+ Identities: How are LGBTQIAP2S+ Stories Told Today?

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Emily Weissenborn (they/them) is currently attending Fresno State University as an exchange student from Heidelberg University in Germany. They have studied English with an emphasis in literature since 2019. In Spring 2022, she took the Diverse BookFinder course at Fresno State. Previously, she attended Lycée Richelieu in Paris, France. After graduation, which will hopefully be […]

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Diverse Reads for Every Season: Dive Into Summer

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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. So […]

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