CBC Diversity is dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices and experiences contributing to children's and young adult literature -- encouraging diversity of race, gender, geographical origin, sexual orientation, and class among both the creators of and the topics addressed by kid lit.
The Children’s Book Council is a national nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, literacy advocacy, and collaborations with other national organizations.
Membership in the CBC is open to all children's book publishers, packagers, and related companies in the United States. Personal memberships are not available.
- What does the CBC diversity group have as qualifications to recommend books and what is the personal background on each member?
- What process does CBC use to vet the books on the Good Reads shelf?
- If books on the Good Reads shelf are not representative of a particular group will the CBC take them off the list?
You may be interested in these publications by the American Indian Library Association:
- "I" is not for Indian, compiled by Naomi Caldwell-Wood and Lisa A. Mitten, 1991
- "I" is for Inclusion, compiled by Naomi Caldwell, Gabriella Kaye, and Lisa A. Mitten, 2007
Here's the American Indian Library Association's page about its literature awards:
American Indian Youth Literature Award
And here's two previous posts to AICL about the CBC Diversity Committee:
- Thumbs down to some titles on CBC Diversity's Goodreads Bookshelf, January 4, 2013
- Thumbs up to some titles on CBD Diversity's Goodreads Bookshelf, January 7, 2013