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Lisely Laboy 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. Here ...continue reading "Summer Reading 2024: BIPOC Girls on Adventure"

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 "Diverse Books – Celebrate Ramadan & Eid al-Fitr"

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"

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 "It’s Coding Week! Explore Coding with Diverse Characters!"

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 "Back To School With Diverse Picture Books"

Every June the United States observes Caribbean American Heritage Month! Celebrations honor the amazing and varied impacts that people of Caribbean ancestry have had on America's past and present. While the islands of the Caribbean Sea number more than 700, most of us are most familiar with the 34 countries/territories that make up the Greater ...continue reading "Caribbean American Heritage Month – Diverse Picture Books"

Suzan Alteri is the Librarian for the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at Fresno State University which has the largest collection of LGBTQIAP2S+ children’s and young adult books in the U.S. She grew up in a privileged, white suburban household in the Metro Detroit area and spent most of her life ...continue reading "A Triumphant Shout: Great LGBTQIAP2S+ Graphic Novels"

Lisely Laboy 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. Here ...continue reading "Diverse Reads for Every Season: Summer Reading"

Every May the United States observes Jewish American Heritage Month! Celebrations honor the amazing and varied impacts that Jewish people have had on America's past and present. Here at Diverse BookFinder, we're excited to highlight all the wonderful racial and cultural diversity that exists within the Jewish community. Did you know? The Jewish population is ...continue reading "Jewish American Heritage Month – Diverse Reads"
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