So often, “diverse books” seem to mean struggle. Oppression. Pain. We’d like to highlight some books that celebrate BIPOC life or show BIPOC characters having wonderful everyday experiences. Everyone deserves to see themselves in the pages of a book!
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 Shaina Olmanson, Associate Editorial Director, Twenty-First Century Books
On April 27th, Lerner headed to the sixth annual Teen Lit Con, a yearly event put on by Minneapolis/St. Paul area libraries to promote literature, reading and writing, and to connect readers and authors. Read More