I want to add to my thoughts to yesterday to say that while ethnic diversity was only one facet of the statement this year’s awards make…they make it, and it has been a theme of this conference. I’d like to make sure everyone knows about the Children’s Book Council’s Diversity Committee, and the work it is doing with ALSC to try to move some meaningful action. For some of the conference chatter on this, search for tweets with #alamw15 #diversitymatters . This is just scratching the surface, so I’m looking forward to finding out where we are in September, when we return after Labor Day.
(Going to ALA Annual? If you want to hear Jacqueline Woodson give a speech for BROWN GIRL DREAMING, you’ll need to come to the CSK breakfast. I’m buying tickets now.)
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About Nina Lindsay
Nina Lindsay is the Children's Services Coordinator at the Oakland Public Library, CA. She chaired the 2008 Newbery Committee, and served on the 2004 and 1998 committees. You can reach her at email@example.com
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