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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!"

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’"

We're gathering all the latest news on diversity in children's and youth literature and media from around the nation and the world. We're keeping an eye on the headlines to make sure you've got all the latest insights. After all, knowledge is power! Here are some interesting reads from September and October 2022. 10/30/2022: AsAmNews ...continue reading "News You Can Use: Diversity Headlines – September/October 2022"

We're gathering all the latest news on diversity in children's and youth literature and media from around the nation and the world. We're keeping an eye on the headlines to make sure you've got all the latest insights. After all, knowledge is power! Here are some interesting reads from July and August 2022. 8/31/2022: Publishers ...continue reading "News You Can Use: Diversity Headlines – July/August 2022"

In our new blog series, we're gathering all the latest news on diversity in children's literature and media from around the nation and the world. We're keeping an eye on the headlines to make sure you've got all the latest insights. After all, knowledge is power! Here are some interesting reads from May and June ...continue reading "News You Can Use – Diversity Headlines – May/June 2022"

Featured Image - Illustration by Elise Gravel from What Is A Refugee? 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 ...continue reading "Building Empathy with Picture Books: The Refugee Journey"

Illustration by Yesenia Moises from Honeysmoke by Monique Fields “What color am I?”  My 6-year-old has been asking questions lately as she thinks about how to describe herself to her friends. Given her age, she’s thinking about this in a very concrete way. I’m the Director of the Diverse BookFinder. In addition to co-founding and ...continue reading "“What Color Am I?”: Mixed-race Identity & the “Perfect” Book"

Illustrations by Yuyi Chen, Trisha Hautéa, Christina Forshay, Xun Liu, Dayong Gan, Charlene Chua, Anna Kim, Yao Xiao, Basia Tran, Seo Kim, and Qin Leng Note: This post and list of books are focused on East Asian and Southeast Asian representation, in response to recent anti-Asian attacks that have mostly targeted members of these groups ...continue reading "Centering Asian Girls"
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