June 27th – July 3rd, 2013
We hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July and to tide you over until the next Diversity in the News post (July 12), we're giving you one mid-week!
Illustration by Tina Kugler to show the lack of diversity
in children's literature in 2012.
ON OUR RADAR
- DC's Politics & Prose panel on children's books diversity -- video with Meg Medina (VIDEO) at P&P’s Tumblr
- How to Use Amazon's Categories to Find Hidden Latino Gems at Latinas 4 Latino Literature — about adult books, but it's really interesting how the amazon metadata can be harnessed
- Pride Week Guest Post from Nora Olsen: A Short History of Gay YA via Write All The Words!
- “Becoming a Prose Poet” by Inside Out and Back Again author Thanhha Lai at the TeachingBooks.net blog
- Not All Trans People Feel “Trapped In The Wrong Body” via Buzzfeed LGBT
- Life on the other side / La vida en el otro lado via Latinas 4 Latino Literature — author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh's TED talk in San Miguel de Allende
- One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with Malinda Lo at YALSA’S The Hub — “Writers are responsible for the words they put on the page, including diversity or the lack thereof.”
- Author Interview With Tara Sullivan About Her Debut Novel Golden Boy at Through the Wardrobe
- DiversiTheme: Writing diverse kidlit, with Karen Sandler (author of the TANKBORN trilogy) at Diversity in YA
- Since You Asked… by Maurene Goo (Scholastic, June 25)
- Marching to Freedom | New Titles on India’s Struggle for Independence at School Library Journal
- Children's Books About the Immigration Experience at Latinas 4 Latino Literature — a list of children's books that put the immigration experience "into a form that kids can truly understand."
- June 28—September 22: Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- July 6—August 17 in NYC: La Caza Azul Summer Pop-Up Shop — the pop-up shop will carry approx. 300 books, roughly 50% of those being bilingual children's books