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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 ...continue reading "“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"

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 ...continue reading "Diverse BookFinder Winter Gift Guide 2023"

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 ...continue reading "“I want Native children to see themselves in modern stories in their communities…” – An Author Interview with Laurel Goodluck"
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Author’s Biography: 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 ...continue reading "Sweet Savory Stories: Exploring Positive Food Relationships in Picture Books"

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. ...continue reading "Thrills & Chills: Diverse Horror for Young Adults"
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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, ...continue reading "The DBF Travels to the American Association of School Librarians Conference!!"
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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 ...continue reading "Opening New Worlds: Enhancing Accessibility in Picture Books for Blind and Visually Impaired Children"
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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, ...continue reading "It’s Coding Week! Explore Coding with Diverse Characters!"
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Dr. Krista Aronson is a co-founder and the Director of the Diverse BookFinder. She is a professor of psychology and Associate Dean of Faculty at Bates College in Maine. I am a citizen of the African diaspora. My Black ancestors came to the United States involuntarily as enslaved people several generations ago. Their unrecorded history ...continue reading "Celebrating the Black Diaspora in Children’s Books"

Mike Yam is a sportscaster and studio host for NFL Network and SiriusXM radio. He has worked at ESPN, NBA TV and Pac-12 Network. Fried Rice and Marinara marks his debut in children’s literature. Growing up with a Chinese immigrant father from Hong Kong and an Italian mother, Yam has always been fascinated by diverse ...continue reading "At times in my childhood, I thought I had to “pick a side”… – An Author Interview with Mike Yam"
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