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Representation Matters: Black Joy Is an Act of Resistance

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15 Titles for Young Readers Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage

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The OG of Woke: Walter Dean Myers’s Empathy Inspired a Generation of Authors | Read Woke

History Remixed: How Young Adult Authors Are Revisioning History

Social Justice: Fifteen titles to address inequity, equality, and organizing for young readers | Great Books

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Zetta Elliott Discusses the "Difficult Miracle" of Black Girl Poets

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When the Books Are People: How the Human Library Targets Bias

Jessica Kim Gets Funny and Talks Family in "Stand Up, Yumi Chung!"

Beyond Black History Month: Duchess Harris Explains the Historical Influence of Black Americans

Schools, Libraries Celebrate World Read Aloud Day 2020

Diverse Editions Pulled Before Release; Author David Bowles, Others, Speak Out Against New Covers of “Classics”

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Not Quite Banned: Soft Censorship That Makes LGBTQIA+ Stories Disappear

Jerry Craft Breaks Barriers with Historic 2020 Newbery Win

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Recipes for Resilience: Books About Food | Read Woke

Age-Appropriate Middle Grade and YA Books About the Holocaust

We Need Diverse Books Names 2020 Walter Dean Myers Award Winners

Pondering the Printz Award on Its 20th Anniversary

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Best YA Books of the Decade, According to the Best YA Authors of the Year

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Reshaping the African American Narrative, from Picture Books to YA | Great Books

8 Books About Multiethnic Experiences

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David Bowles on Writing for Border Kids in the Age of Trump

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America Was Great Even Before America: How Eldon Yellowhorn Is Reclaiming Indigenous History

The Problem with Picture Book Monkeys: Racist imagery associating simians with Black people has a long history

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School Librarian Cicely Lewis Wins 2019 National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers

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YA Anthologies: Discovering and Using New Collections For Teen Readers

The Power of Story—Diverse Books for All Readers

HarperCollins To Launch Native-Focused Imprint

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The Power of Story is That Stories Are Real

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Books About Doing Time | Read Woke

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The Power of Story–Powerful Magic

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The Power of Story—Finding Yourself Through Writing

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The Power of Story—Take the Mic

Nikki Grimes Explains Why Mental Illness Is Not A Weakness

The Power of Story—Laugh from the Soul

Immigrant Stories, Strategic Plans, and Scott Pelley: Moments from Sunday | SLJ Summit 2019

The Power of Story—When Chance Comes Once

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The Power of Story—1963

37 Kidlit and YA Titles in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Power of Story—Yellow

NCTE Honors High School Librarian Who Kept "Fun Home" on the Shelves | News Bites

Surviving Conversion Therapy with the Power of Bowie | James Brandon on his debut YA, “Ziggy, Stardust and Me”

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To the Barricades | Writing and Reading in the Trump Era

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The Power of Story is Truth

Speaking Up and Acting Out with Celia C. Pérez

New Book Explores Solutions for Black and Brown Girls Disproportionately Disciplined at School

Chana Ginelle Ewing Unpacks Power and Privilege in Debut Intersectional Board Book

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"Troublemaker for Justice" Brings the Forgotten Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin into the Light

Literary World, Fans, and Friends Mourn the Death of Toni Morrison

North Carolina Organization Runs Literacy-Based Anti-Racism Camp for Kids, Professional Development for Educators

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Finding the Vision for Some Places | A Conversation Between Renée Watson & Shadra Strickland

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We Need Diverse Books Celebrates 5th Anniversary, Sets Agenda for Next Five Years

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Kid Lit Authors (Re)Make History

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