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CBC Diversity Committee


Advocating for an inclusive and representative children’s publishing industry

CBC Diversity is dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices and experiences contributing to children’s and young adult literature — encouraging diversity of race, gender, geographical origin, sexual orientation, and class among both the creators of and the topics addressed by children’s literature. Learn more at CBC

As part of this effort, CBC Diversity hosts frequent events for CBC members.

Want information about the initiative in a handy printout? Get it here.

Considering a career in children’s book publishing? CBC Diversity has great tips for getting started.

CBC members: watch exclusive videos of previous CBC Diversity events.
Publishers: find tips for diversifying your list.
Teachers & librarians: discover ways to share diverse reads with your community.

Committee Members

Faye Bi
Publicist, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

Julie Bliven 
Associate Editor/Contracts Manager, Charlesbridge Publishing

Donna Bray
Co-Publisher of Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins Children’s Books

Preeti Chhibber  
Senior Editorial Manager, Scholastic Reading Clubs

Nikki Garcia
Assistant Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Sam Im
Director, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Random House Children’s Books

Karen Walsh
Executive Director of Publicity, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

Ashley Woodfolk
Marketing Manager, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Only employees of member publishers are invited to serve on the CBC’s vibrant committees. Are you a CBC member interested in joining a committee? E-mail us.


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