On October 5th, we hosted the Lifting Diverse Voices webinar moderated by #ReadWoke founder and 2020 School Library Journal Librarian of the Year Cicely Lewis and featuring experts Talia Aikens-Nuñez, Lars Ortiz, and Dr. Artika Tyner. These three authors have all recently released Young Adult Nonfiction books that focus on prejudice, racism, and the ways that we can address the discrimination that has occurred in the past and continues to plague our society today.Read More
In this blog post, we’ll showcase the history of Juneteenth and how books have helped capture the struggles, triumphs, and the path to freedom. Featuring two titles that will explore themes like resilience, identity, and the fight for equality, all of which make Juneteenth a special occasion to highlight diverse voices, promote empathy, and deepen our understanding of African American history, culture and more.
Read on to see a timeline of the special holiday as well as our spring 2023 titles spotlighting Juneteenth, and the voices that earned their places in history.Read More
Read Woke ™ branches out this season to fiction in the new chapter book series Bo at the Buzz! The series follows Bo, whose life is always buzzing. And not just because he lives upstairs from The Buzz, a barbershop. Young readers will love following Bo’s daily life and adventures in these early chapter books.
Today creators Cicely Lewis, Elliott Smith, and illustrator Subi Bosa share how they crafted the world of the Buzz and the characters who live there.Read More
By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist
After a long period of virtual events, educators and publishers from around the nation will gather in Washington, DC for this year’s ALA Annual. We want to see you at the Lerner booth 1307! Come meet some of our authors and illustrators, learn about our upcoming titles, and grab some free ARCs. Read on to see all Lerner events.Read More