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"
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Searching for Adoptee Voices in Picture Books: The Single Story We Have and the Many Stories We Need
Veteran classroom teacher and Korean American transracial adoptee, Meredith Seung Mee Buse has been featured in The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer, recognized with a Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and learned innumerable lessons from her students. On her blog, 365days365hours.com, Meredith grapples with her identity as a transracial adoptee and showcases her ...continue reading "Searching for Adoptee Voices in Picture Books: The Single Story We Have and the Many Stories We Need"
Choosing (Not) to Share: Indigenous Knowledge Sharing in Darcie Little Badger’s “A Snake Falls to Earth”
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” "
Not All Representation Is Good
Kestrel Ward (she/they) is an early-career librarian and member of the Diverse BookFinder team. They are a US white American, queer, nonbinary person. Kestrel is committed to expanding diversity and representation in literature for all ages, and have been working on diversity initiatives professionally for about two years, and privately for about a decade. They ...continue reading "Not All Representation Is Good"
Historical Depictions of Black Characters in Children’s Picture Books
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"
Centered and Background LGBTQIAP2S+ Identities: How are LGBTQIAP2S+ Stories Told Today?
Emily Weissenborn (they/she) is currently attending Fresno State University as an exchange student from Heidelberg University in Germany. They have studied English with an emphasis in literature since 2019. In Spring 2022, she took the Diverse BookFinder course at Fresno State. Previously, she attended Lycée Richelieu in Paris, France. After graduation, which will hopefully be ...continue reading "Centered and Background LGBTQIAP2S+ Identities: How are LGBTQIAP2S+ Stories Told Today?"