Workshop: Diversity 2.0: Advocating For More Than Just Diverse Faces

Thursday, Nov 17 
Georgia World Congress Center A302

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a number of authors and illustrators of diverse books, including Yuyi Morales, Nikki Grimes, Joseph Bruchac, Todd Parr, Cammie McGovern, Ami Polansky, and Cynthia Kadohata. A panel of industry professionals, including Ginee Seo, Executive Director, Chronicle Books; booktalker, blogger, librarian, and teacher John Schumacher; Editor for Little Brown and Company, Nikki Garcia; and Hannah Ehrlich, Marketing and Publicity Director at Lee and Low Books will share their thoughts and engage attendees in a question and answer session discussing the facets of advocating for diverse books. Thomas Crisp will moderate this portion of the workshop. A separate round-table session held later during the conference will allow attendees the chance to continue their conversations with panelists.