ORGANIZATIONS

People of Color in Publishing: “Striving to combat the “publishing so white” phenomenon since 2016.”

Latinx in Publishing: “We are a network of book professionals committed to supporting and increasing the number of Latino/a/x in the publishing industry, as well as promoting literature by, for, and about Latino/a/x people.”

We Need Diverse Books: “We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Our aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.”

Diverse BookFinder: “Identify & Explore Multicultural Books”

 

BOOK BLOGS

American Indians in Children's Literature: “Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.”

The Brown Bookshelf: “The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers. Our flagship initiative is 28 Days Later, a month-long showcase of the best in Picture Books, Middle Grade, and Young Adult novels written and illustrated by Black creators.”

Disability in Kidlit: “Disability in Kidlit is dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature. We publish articles, reviews, interviews, and discussions examining this topic from various angles—and always from the disabled perspective.”

Reading While White: “Working for racial diversity and inclusion in books for children and teens”

 

ARTICLES, Videos & STUDIES

“Publishing Statistics on Children's Books about People of Color and First/Native Nations and by People of Color and First/Native Nations Authors and Illustrators” Documented by the Cooperative Children's Book Center School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The Diversity Gap in Children’s Book Publishing, 2018” by Jalissa Corrie, Lee & Low Books, May 10, 2018

“The Danger of a Single Story” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TEDGlobal July 2009

 

GETTING PUBLISHED

#DVPit: “#DVpit is a Twitter event created to showcase pitches from marginalized voices that have been historically underrepresented in publishing.”