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Diversity Initiative

Diversity Initiative

The CBC Diversity initiative advocates for an inclusive and representative children’s publishing industry and highlights diverse creators, books, resources, and articles through its blog and monthly newsletter.

The CBC Diversity initiative was founded in 2012, as part of the Children’s Book Council’s commitment to promoting diverse voices in literature for young people. We believe that all children deserve to see their world reflected in the books they read. We recognize that diversity takes on many forms, including differences in race, religion, gender, geography, sexual orientation, class, and ability.

In addition to championing diverse book creators and books, the CBC Diversity Initiative strives to open up the publishing industry to a wider range of employees through career exploration student field trips. The CBC Diversity blog and newsletter highlight creators and books as well as important articles, information and outside resources.

More About Our Resources and How to Get Involved!

Looking for more inclusive children’s books? Check out our extensive Diverse YA and Children’s Books Goodreads list for tons of books featuring diverse characters, topics, and creatrs! You can browse over 60 themed “bookshelves” including age range, ethnicity, topic, and more.

The CBC Diversity blog is regularly updated with exclusive author guest posts and interviews from diverse authors and authors of diverse books, as well as posts from diverse children’s publishing insiders who talk about things like how they got into publishing, what their favorite books are and more. You can also find a whole bunch of useful resources in our retired Tumblr blog. Take a look!

Want a monthly update on Diversity news in children’s publishing? Sign up for our CBC Diversity monthly newsletter here! Featuring exclusive author/illustrator spotlights, latest blog round-ups, news around the industry, book lists and more.


  • Librarian / Publisher Created Resources

    Librarian / Publisher Created Resources

  • Author/ Illustrator Columns

    Author/ Illustrator Columns

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    Every Child a Reader

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