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Attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting? Don’t miss the Diversity Matters update, Stepping It Up With Action!

When it comes to diversity in children’s publishing, it’s time to step it up! What concrete, hands-on solutions are working? How can we continue to implement positive strategies for success? Who are the architects of change, and what tools are they using?

This session will give Midwinter attendees an opportunity to learn more about the invitation only Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action in Children’s Literature and Programming event outcomes and participate in laying the groundwork for a promising future. The focus of the discussion will be on practical strategies participants have successfully employed for increasing diversity awareness within the publishing and library communities. Therefore, attendees are encouraged to bring real examples and tangible ideas to create an equal exchange between the publishing and library world. The discussion will focus on key issues in diversity, children’s books, and librarianship.


  • Ayanna Coleman, Associate Manager, Events and Programs; Librarian, The Children’s Book Council & Every Child a Reader
  • Zareen Jaffery, Executive Editor, S&S Books for Young Readers
  • Wendy Lamb, VP and Publishing Director, Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Children’s BooksDaniel Nayeri, Director of Children’s Publishing, Workman
  • Daniel Nayeri, Director of Children’s Publishing, Workman

Event Location: 
McCormick Place West

*The cost for the event is included with Midwinter conference registration

ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children), ALA (American Library Association), The Children’s Book Council’s Diversity Committee

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