By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Over the summer, the children’s-YA book community has continued discussing diversity, decolonization, authenticity and representation both throughout the body of literature and the industry. Here are highlights; look for more in quickly upcoming, additional update posts.
Mirrors? Windows? How about Prisms? from Uma Krishnaswami. Peek: “…cultural content in children’s books needs to be woven into the story so the authors intention is not stamped all over it.”
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By Mina Witteman
Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and diversity advocate.
She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and wants to grow up to be a queer time traveler.
In the midnight hours of the day, Marieke writes stories full of hope and heartbreak.
Continue Reading 2015 SCBWI Europolitan Con: Author & Diversity Advocate Marieke Nijkamp »