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CBC Diversity Committee

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

Marcie Lawrence, Senior Designer, 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

Learn more at CBCdiversity.com

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.


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