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Summer Reading 2024: BIPOC Girls on Adventure

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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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“Where once people of color were merely talked about, we finally get to do the talking.” – An Illustrator Interview with Minnie Phan

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Minnie Phan (she/her) is a queer Vietnamese American cartoonist, illustrator and writer based in Oakland, CA. Her work has been featured by Google, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the San Francisco Public Library, for which she illustrated a citywide reading campaign in 2022. She is the illustrator of the picture book The […]

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Diverse Books – Celebrate Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr

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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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“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

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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 […]

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“I want Native children to see themselves in modern stories in their communities…” – An Author Interview with Laurel Goodluck

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 […]

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Thrills & Chills: Diverse Horror for Young Adults

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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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Opening New Worlds: Enhancing Accessibility in Picture Books for Blind and Visually Impaired Children

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Gabrielle Popp (she/her) is a teacher of the blind and visually impaired at Lincoln Park Public Schools. This is her 16th year teaching. Gabrielle holds a masters and educational specialist degree in special education leadership. She is passionate about bringing equity and access to blind and visually impaired students. A few years ago, I was […]

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It’s Coding Week! Explore Coding with Diverse Characters!

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Brittany Kester (she/her) is an Education Librarian at the University of Florida. She is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida and holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She has 8 years of library experience and has taught university courses in children’s literature, […]

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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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