Jewell Parker Rhodes, Cindy Pon, Grace Lin, Duncan Tonatiuh, Alex Gino, Bill Konigsberg, Pam Munoz Ryan, and moderator Caroline Tung Richmond will discuss diversity in children's literature as an ongoing and important discussion. As we can see the fervor is continuing to build, this and last year's Newbery winners reflect the recognition of excellence in literature being for everyone and representative. So what are the next steps?
How do books by and about marginalized communities gain more recognition? Where do marginalized voices gain more input in terms of how to connect with librarians and educators? How can we ensure that the audience for diverse books are not narrowed down? Join these award-winning winning authors and WNDB team members for a discussion on their experiences of how their books have reached various readers and tips on what you can do to help spread the word and encourage more diversity in your libraries and on your shelves.
Meeting Type: Stage
Sponsors: ALA, UNO
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.