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Social media movements such as #WeNeedDiverseBooks have drawn increased attention to the lack of representation in children’s literature. Publishers heeded the call and classroom libraries grew more inclusive.

At this ILA Intensive, hosted by Dr. Tiffany A. Flowers, we’ll focus on the next step: incorporating culturally relevant and responsive children’s literature in meaningful ways. The event features 20+ authors through a mix of live and asynchronous sessions, panels, conversations, and keynotes. Participants will take away concrete ideas on how to do this important work, instead of simply hearing about why it’s important in the first place.

Susannah Aziz ■ Tashie Bhuiyan ■ Asha Bromfield ■ Lesa Cline-Ransome ■ Grace Enriquez ■ Desmond Hall ■ Mireille Harper ■ Joanna Ho ■ Ian and Sarah Hoffman ■ Cheryl Willis Hudson ■ Erin Entrada Kelly ■ Darshana Khiani ■ Graci Kim ■ Jessica Kim ■         C.B. Lee ■ Lynnette Mawhinney ■ Bethany C. Morrow ■ Benjamin Alire Sáenz ■ Natasha Tarpley ■ Ibi Zoboi

For more information on our speakers for this event, click here.

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Registration: $99

Access is available on demand through November 11, 2021.

ILA Digital Events fees are nonrefundable. ILA reserves the right to make presenter substitutions if necessary due to extenuating circumstances.

Sponsored by Inkyard Press, Macmillan, and Little, Brown and Company

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