Looking for new middle grade novels starring main characters of color? Here are five standout titles suitable for most collections.
The Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, now in its third year, is named for the man whose influence on the comics industry is still being felt.
Kelly Jensen discusses her new book, Here We Are, an empowering look at feminism that highlights diverse voices.
This article was published in School Library Journal's March 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Libraries are for learning—no matter where you come from, insists a librarian at an alternative high school in Virginia.
Angie Thomas, debut novelist of The Hate U Give, a stirring work on police brutality and racial violence, spoke with SLJ about bigotry, the influence of real life on her book, and the power of literature.
Now more than ever in America, young girls, people of color, and LGBTQ people need stories relevant to their lives. The following titles highlight these voices.
Silvera spoke with SLJ about the need for diversity in YA literature and the challenges of penning a novel that successfully incorporates utter joy and emotional devastation.
The declaration expresses commitment to standing with and for children “in the face of attempts to disenfranchise, dehumanize, and to dismiss violence against marginalized people.”
We’re in an unprecedented place for education and library coverage. It’s time to speak to the staff as well as to our readers.
Librarians are addressing student concerns with “safe spaces,” support groups, book displays, special programming—and lots of hugs.
Are publishers and reviewers ill-equipped to evaluate diverse books? Publisher Jason Low takes a look at recent book controversies and the results of the Diversity Baseline Survey.
A California congressman’s goal is to make sure LGBTQ sites aren’t blocked on computers at public schools and libraries—where students source information not just for classwork, but for themselves.
YA authors A.C. Thomas and Laura Silverman were among the latest victims of online hate campaigns, an increasingly common and visible problem.
Amid increasing controversy around author e.E. Charlton-Trujillo’s use of a made-up dialect along with what some deem as stereotypical characters in her most recent book, Candlewick Press has postponed publication.
As the start of school approaches, educators around the country are grappling with the best way to support students who have questions about the shootings in the news.
With Groundwood Books’s Bologna win, the Canadian publishing industry’s reputation for quality and diversity is getting tough to beat.
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