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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 The U.S. ...continue reading "Pura Belpré, Bringing Boricua Stories to the Bookshelf: An Exhibit on a Puerto Rican Icon’s Writing, Librarianship, & Activism"

Every year the American Library Association and various committees from its children (ALSC) and young adult (YALSA) divisions present awards to the very best of youth literature at the Youth Media Awards. The 2023 the awards were announced on January 30th and the Diverse BookFinder is excited to highlight some of the award-winning BIPOC books, ...continue reading "2023 Youth Media Awards – BIPOC Representation"

In this final post of our series highlighting the representation of diverse languages and cultures in picture books, DBF intern and MLIS graduate student Kat Wyly examines how essential it is to include global titles in translation in order to achieve broad representation in collections. The series highlights the Diverse BookFinder (DBF), not only as ...continue reading "The Representation of Language & Cultural Identity in U.S. Picture Books, A Series (5)"
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