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We are thrilled to announce that an article based on DBF data, entitled, "Room for Improvement: Picture Books Featuring BIPOC Characters, 2015-2020”, has been awarded the 2024 American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award (ALA/EMIERT Press Release). The Ethnic and Multicultural Information and Exchange Round Table ...continue reading "Breaking News – DBF Wins EMIERT Multicultural Award!"
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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!!"

Annie Vardanyan (she/her) is an artist and graphic designer based in Gainesville, Florida. Currently, she is a fourth-year student working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at the University of Florida. Although Annie specializes in graphic design, she has a wide range of artistic experience and proficiency in the fine arts and ...continue reading "Reimagining the Diverse BookFinder Brand"

Can you believe it's already July? Neither can we! Back in January we introduced you to some big changes that 2023 would bring to the Diverse BookFinder and what that might mean for our audience. We've been super busy behind the scenes and we think it's time for a fun update about everything we've been ...continue reading "DBF Hibernation Updates – We’re Halfway There!"

2023 is bringing some big changes and new content for the Diverse BookFinder! We're so excited to share new things with you, but you may notice some changes to our site as well. We've put together the FAQ below to give you all the information you'll need about the changes coming to the Diverse BookFinder. ...continue reading "New Year, New Us – Diverse BookFinder in 2023"

Illustrations by Briana Dengoue from April & Mae and the Book Club Cake by Megan Dowd Lambert The Diverse BookFinder expands In the fall of 2021, the Diverse BookFinder was awarded a three-year National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to fund a project titled: Middle Grade and Young Adult ...continue reading "Exploring Cross-Group Relationships in Older Children’s Books"

Illustration by Luisa Uribe from Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Lisely Laboy has joined the Diverse BookFinder team as the new project manager. She will work with us to expand the Diverse BookFinder database to include Middle Grade and Young Adult books. Lisely comes to us with a master's degree in Information ...continue reading "What Do People Call You? – Meet our New Project Manager"
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