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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"
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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"
National Coding Week

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!"
Beautiful Blackbird Children's Book Festival

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"

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"

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 "BIPOC Joy Outdoors – Diverse Books to Combat the ‘Nature Gap’"

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"
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