Monday, May 21, 2012

Children's Book Council's "CBC Diversity" hosting "It's Complicated"

The roots of Children's Book Week and the Children's Book Council goes back to 1919, when Children's Book Week "was introduced to focus attention on the need for quality children's books and the importance of childhood literacy."

The Council is a national nonprofit trade association for children's trade book publishers. In my quick count of its members, there's over fifty different book publishers in the Council.

This week, CBC Diversity will take up a discussion about diversity. They've titled it "It's Complicated" and invited me to submit a post for it. I did, and I look forward to reading the discussion it generates.

There will also be a post by Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of several terrific books, including one of my all-time favorites, Jingle Dancer.

1 comment:

G.M. said...

Thanks, Debbie, for your blog today. I looked at your site and was curious to read about the Native America hook in TWILGHT. You have lists of Top Ten Books for libraries. You might want to add Top Ten Lists for MG and YA readers for Book Stores. Maybe you can expand to being a consultant for Barnes and Nobles about Native American books that will sell well. Best wishes in building your online library. Giora