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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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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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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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