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Diversity in the News: February 2016

February 22, 2016

We're excited to present the February issue of Diversity in the News, CBC Diversity's monthly round-up of relevant news in children’s books and diversity!

The newsletter is a valuable resource for librarians, teachers, booksellers, parents and caregivers, publishing professionals, and children’s literature lovers.

Find thought-provoking articles, diverse new releases, and more in this month’s issue and sign up here to receive Diversity in the News in your inbox! 

VOICE OF FREEDOM. Text copyright © 2015 by Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Ekua Holmes. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.

VOICE OF FREEDOM. Text copyright © 2015 by Carole Boston Weatherford. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Ekua Holmes. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.


February Highlights:
  • National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang encourages “Reading Without Walls” to discover diverse voices and forms.
  • Preteen blogger Marley Dias has launched the #100blackgirlbooks campaign to collect books starring black heroines.

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