by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager
We know that books hold true power.
Power to affirm our identities, to build understanding with people unlike ourselves, to challenge our misconceptions, and to broaden our awareness of the world. In the 60 years that Lerner Publishing Group has been creating children’s books, inclusion and diversity have been important considerations for our company.
by Lois Wallentine, School & Library Marketing Director
Photo Credit: Nina Arroyo Santiago and Pen Faulkner Foundation
In mid-October, Lerner and SLJ hosted an enlightening #ReadWoke webinar with librarian, SLJ columnist, and #ReadWoke founder Cicely Lewis and three #OwnVoices authors:
by Amy Fitzgerald, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda Books
In honor of National Coming Out Day on October 11, I talked to author NoNieqa Ramos about LGBTQA+ advocacy and representation in YA literature.
by Amy Fitzgerald, Editorial Director, Carolrhoda
We’ve heard the buzzwords: “diversity,” “inclusivity,” “own voices,” “mirrors and windows.” And we’ve seen some heartening progress in movements to open up children’s publishing to authors with a wider range of backgrounds.