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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

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

Kheryn Callender
Associate Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Phoebe Yeh
VP & Publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books

Jamie Tan
Publicist, Candlewick Press

Ashley Woodfolk
Marketing Manager, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Ayanna Coleman
Director of Marketing, Tanglewood Publishing

Alicia Samuel
Children’s Specialty Sales Representative, Quarto 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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