Thursday, January 29, 2015

Show Me the Diversity!



Show Me the Diversity!
How can we increase diversity in literature that’s available to children?
Author, publisher, speaker Wade Hudson will facilitate a breakout session for Show Me the Diversity, an interactive ALA Mid-Winter session that’s tackling this critical issue. Show Me the Diversity brings together librarians, educators, publishers, book creators, and literacy/non-profit organizations to share perspectives on publishing books and building collections representative of diverse populations.  The breakout session includes four groups, each of which will strategize viable ways to increase diversity in print and digital materials for children. The session is part of ALSC & CBC’s Day of Diversity at ALA Mid-Winter.

Wade Hudson is president and CEO of independent multicultural press Just Us Books, Inc. and author of over 25 books for young people. Joining him for the first breakout session are co-facilitators Leslea Newman, author and LGBT activist; and Sarah Park Dahlen, assistant professor of Library and Information Science at St. Catherine University.

"Show Me the Diversity"
Breakout session 1
Jan. 30, 2015
10:25 AM – 11:15 AM

Other participants and speakers for the day include Sharon Draper, Lee Byrd, Jenna Nemec-Loise, CeCe Bell, Marina Tristan, Tina Taylor Dyches, Jason Wells, Tim Tingle, Anita Merina.

For more information, visit the ALA website.