READ WOKE: 5 Ways to Identify a #ReadWoke Book—and 3 #OwnVoices Authors to Diversify Your Collections

Presented by: Lerner Publishing Group & School Library Journal
Event Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

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What is a #ReadWoke book—and how can having more of them benefit your library program? Why are #OwnVoices books important? Join librarian, SLJ columnist, and #ReadWoke founder Cicely Lewis to learn more about the #ReadWoke movement, the power of #OwnVoices books, and how diversifying your collections will make a difference in your library.

Cicely will also introduce you to three #OwnVoices authors with new fall offerings: 

  • Kao Kalia Yang, author of A Map into the World, the first picture book about a Hmong-American child written by a Hmong-American writer
  • Melanie Gillman, author/artist of the graphic novel Stage Dreams, a rollicking queer adventure full of robbery and romance
  • NoNieqa Ramos, author of The Truth Is, a powerful YA novel about love, identity, and self-worth through the eyes of a fierce, questioning Puerto Rican teen 

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