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Dr. Katrina Phillips was born and raised in northern Wisconsin, and is a proud citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of History with a focus on Native history and the history of the American West at Macalester College. In addition to being the author of ...continue reading "“I hope the people who read the book are inspired by these women.” An Author Interview with Dr. Katrina Phillips"

In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia and Wendy Garland discuss their experiences and offer diversity, equity, and inclusion lessons that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, as well as includes recommended picture books from ...continue reading "One World Lessons: You Matter"

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

We're gathering all the latest news on diversity in children's and youth literature and media from around the nation and the world. We're keeping an eye on the headlines to make sure you've got all the latest insights. After all, knowledge is power! Here are some interesting reads from September and October 2022. 10/30/2022: AsAmNews ...continue reading "News You Can Use: Diversity Headlines – September/October 2022"

In our latest blog series, Laura D’Elia (K-3 Library Teacher) and Wendy Garland (1-5 Library Teacher) discuss their experiences with and offer lessons on diversity, equity, and inclusion that can be taught in the K-6 classroom or library. Each lesson incorporates the Learning for Justice Social Justice Standards and the AASL Standards Framework for Learning, ...continue reading "One World Lessons: Identity"

We're gathering all the latest news on diversity in children's and youth literature and media from around the nation and the world. We're keeping an eye on the headlines to make sure you've got all the latest insights. After all, knowledge is power! Here are some interesting reads from July and August 2022. 8/31/2022: Publishers ...continue reading "News You Can Use: Diversity Headlines – July/August 2022"

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 ...continue reading "Historical Depictions of Black Characters in Children’s Picture Books"

In our new blog series, we're gathering all the latest news on diversity in children's literature and media from around the nation and the world. We're keeping an eye on the headlines to make sure you've got all the latest insights. After all, knowledge is power! Here are some interesting reads from May and June ...continue reading "News You Can Use – Diversity Headlines – May/June 2022"

By Ikaika Keliʻiliki and Halie Kerns  Ikaika is a student in the MLIS program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a library technician at the Hawaiʻi State Library. As a person of predominantly Native Hawaiian descent, he is particularly interested in the representation of Native Hawaiian culture and people in various media, particularly ...continue reading "Native Hawaiian Children’s Picture Books"

Illustration by Baljinder Kaur from Fauja Singh Keeps Going by Simran Jeet Singh Heather Haynes Smith, Ph.D. is an associate professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She teaches courses on special education, learning disabilities, and reading. She supports equity and reading initiatives through service, research, and providing professional development through community, professional, and ...continue reading "The Complexity of Characters: Representing Disability"
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