Tag Archives: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

A Cafe Chat with Rachel Skrlac Lo Ph.D, by Lindsay Bandy

This year at Fall Philly, we’re broadening our horizons by featuring an academic perspective on kidlit! Rachel Skrlac Lo is a professor of education at Villanova and an advocate for accurate and diverse representation in children’s literature. I asked her … Continue reading

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Why Do #WeNeedDiverseBooks? by Lindsay Bandy

There are lots of easy answers to this to this question, but let’s start with ourselves. Why do WE need diverse books? As writers, we have lofty and lovely goals of battling prejudice and making the world a nicer, more fair … Continue reading

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Diversity Book Club: Novels by Diverse Authors – Part One, by Lori Ann Palma

  If you’re a writer, then you know diversity is one of the biggest topics in the publishing world right now. Not only are agents and editors seeking titles that feature diverse characters, writers are also stretching beyond their backgrounds … Continue reading

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Unsung Allies in the School Market, by Kristen C. Strocchia

     With today’s push for Common Core, it’s important to consider that while there is still a place for all of the traditional genres of children’s literature in the school and library market, marketing tactics may need to change.  Fiction … Continue reading

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