CBC Diversity Committee
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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 kid lit.
We plan to achieve these goals by taking the following actions:
Participate in high school and college career fairs.
Visit high school senior level English classes to discuss careers in publishing.
Maintain an up-to-date blog consisting of industry news, book spotlights, CBC Diversity event information, the personal stories of Committee members, and other ready resources for publishing individuals.
Provide a Goodreads CBC Diversity profile that extensively curates front and backlist books by CBC member publishers in order to raise awareness of the diversity-friendly content already in existence.
Keeping the Conversation Going
Hold safe space meetings at which industry employees can discuss the obstacles to diversity that they have encountered within the children’s publishing world.
Host panel discussions at which different industry arms can communicate the challenges they face in selling and promoting diverse books, and can work together to develop solutions to these problems.
We plan to achieve these goals by taking the actions above, but we can't do it alone! Please visit our Become a Partner page to learn more about how you can get involved.
Alvina Ling (Chair)
Executive Editorial Director, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Editorial Director, Soho Teen/Soho Press
Associate Marketing Manager, Author Visits, Scholastic
Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
VP and Publishing Director, Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Children's Books
Digital Editorial Director, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Books
Andrea Davis Pinkney
VP and Executive Director of Trade, Scholastic
Senior Publicity Manager, Integrated Marketing HarperCollins Children's Books
Executive Editor, Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
Executive Editor, Dial/Penguin Books for Young Readers