How do librarians acquire, share, and promote diverse books for children and teens? School Library Journal fielded a nationwide survey of public and K–12 librarians, the SLJ Diverse Books Survey (#sljdiversebooks). Here’s what we found.

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Unpacking SLJ’s survey.

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A look at the big picture—a diverse collection is "very important."

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Not all librarians are familiar with the term for books written by authors in the same marginalized group as its characters.

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Recommended resources, including articles, videos, and content.

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Some librarians are declining to purchase a book to avoid a challenge.

Librarians respond to the challenge of where to put diverse books once they have them in their collections.

Attempts to diversify a standard summer reading list can be difficult.

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