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Most Diverse? Verse! 5 Easy Steps for Promoting Diversity with Poetry

Contributed by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell (Pomelo Books)

do we find the most diversity in any genre in children’s literature? Poetry—bu t
it might not always be easy to see, as much of the diversity is embedded in 
anthologies that aren’t necessarily categorized as diverse. In the 700+ poems 
that we have published so far in The Poetry Friday Anthology series, nearly 
a third reflect diverse experiences of culture, language, religion,

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