CBC Diversity Committee
Advocating for an inclusive and representative children’s publishing industry.
The CBC Diversity Committee 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. As part of this effort, CBC Diversity hosts frequent events for CBC members, maintains the CBC Diversity Blog, works with outside partners to connect with the community and future work force, and more!
CBC MEMBERS: watch exclusive videos of previous CBC Diversity events.
2019 Committee Members
Elizabeth Agyemang, Editorial Assistant, HMH Books for Young Readers
Dana Chidiac, Associate Editor, Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Young Readers
Karina Granda, Associate Art Director, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Celia Lee, Editor, Scholastic
Vaishali Nayak, Middle Grade Marketing Manager, HarperCollins Children’s Books
Monica Perez, Executive Editor, Charlesbridge
Sawako Shirota, Library Marketing Coordinator, Candlewick Press
Trisha de Guzman, Associate Editor, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Books
Phoebe Yeh, VP & Publisher of Crown Books for Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books
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? Email Ryan.Mita@cbcbooks.org.