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Check out some of our some of our FAVORITE blogs and websites

  • Malinda Lo:  Author of Ash, Huntress, Adaption and Inheritance. Her blog is an invaluable resource for understanding the most pressing issues facing diversity within children's literature today. Lo is a brilliant writer and all-around awesome person.

 

  • Latinas for Latino Literature: "Our conviction that literacy improves lives is why Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL) developed the L4LL Latino children’s summer reading program. Piloting successfully in 2013 to great national recognition, this is the first, nationwide, online summer reading program specifically for Hispanic students and families. The 2014 program continues reaching and engaging powerful gatekeepers and education stakeholders who are the key to developing and maintaining children’s literacy skills such as parents, educators, librarians, and community groups."
    Copyright © Latinas for Latino Lit (L4LL)
    Read more of their story here.

 

  • The Brown Bookshelf:  "The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad of African American voices writing for young readers." Copyright © The Brown Bookshelf.                                                                                                             

            Read more of their story here.  

  • American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): " 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." Copyright © American Indians in Children's Literature. 

 

 

 

  • Lee Wind:  Terrific resource for all things LGBTQ in Kids Lit along with informative resources about gender studies.

 

  •  Indie Bound is the perfect resource for learning about new book releases, recommended reads and connecting with your independent bookstore community.

 

  • Write4Children:  An international online journal designed to encourage "stimulating debate" in the field of Kid Lit based at the University of Winchester in England.