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Strategies for Selling Diverse Books

The Children’s Book Council Diversity Initiative will host a BEA panel on Friday, May 13, from 9:30 – 10:20 AM (Room W180), bringing together booksellers and librarians to share insight and triumphs for how they sell and market diverse books.

Join in this discussion and hear the success and obstacles they’ve had, how these books are positioned, reader and patron wants and how publishers can support efforts at the point of sale. Gain insight on ways to build your own success stories with diverse children’s books!

Moderated by Betsy Bird, Collection Development Manager, Evanston Public Library


  • Shauntee Burns, Outreach Librarian, New York Public Library
  • Elizabeth Bluemle, Co-owner, The Flying Pig Bookstore
  • Erica Luttrell, Manager, Chevalier’s Books

About BEA

BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. It’s the best place to discover new titles and authors, conduct business and network, and learn the latest trends.

BEA is the largest gathering of booksellers, librarians, retailers, publishers, rights, licensing, and book industry professionals in North America.

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