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Laura Beals D’Elia is the Library Teacher at the Armstrong Elementary School in Westborough, MA. She has been an elementary library teacher since 2002. She has a BA in English and Children’s Literature from Framingham State University and a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has presented at various state and national conferences on ...continue reading "What Does a Diverse Collection Look Like?"
Illustration by Laura K. Horton from The Gift of Ramadan by Rabiah York Lumbard As a child growing up in America, I loved seeing friends and families gather around a table filled with plates of sticky dates, fruit salads and crispy, spicy samosas. I remember feeling hopeful and filled with a sense of belonging. The holy month of ...continue reading "It’s Ramadan – Around the World"
We read a lot of books here at Diverse BookFinder and there are some that just stick with us longer. Maybe it’s the perfect rhyming scheme, the haunting illustrations, or the laugh out loud content. But whatever the reason, these are the books that we keep reaching for:
Illustrations by Yuyi Chen, Trisha Hautéa, Christina Forshay, Xun Liu, Dayong Gan, Charlene Chua, Anna Kim, Yao Xiao, Basia Tran, Seo Kim, and Qin Leng Note: This post and list of books are focused on East Asian and Southeast Asian representation, in response to recent anti-Asian attacks that have mostly targeted members of these groups ...continue reading "Centering Asian Girls"
Najia Khan is a graduate student at Clarion University of Pennsylvania working towards her Masters in Library and Information Science, and a current intern at the Diverse BookFinder. (See more of her bio on Our Team on our website.) Writer for children, Own Voices author and Spoken Word coach, Rina Singh has an MFA in creative ...continue reading "“Get Involved!”: An Author Interview with Rina Singh"