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Saturday, June 17 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Diversity in Youth Literature

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We all know how important it is for kids and teens to see reflections of themselves in literature, especially written by members of their communities. At this meet-up, we will discuss recent stand-out books for kids and teens, that are diverse in race, gender identity, learning and physical abilities. We’ll share tips for curating diverse and inclusive library collections and look at publishing practices and underrepresented authors. Come with your best ideas and favorite recent titles!


Katy Kramp

Plymouth District Library
Katy Kramp traveled with Up with People after college, worked at the University of Michigan International Center, then got here MSI there. She has been a librarian at the Plymouth District Library since 2002 and serves on the board of the Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council... Read More →
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Nakenya Lewis- Yarbrough

Youth Librarian, Belleville Area District Library
Nakenya Lewis-Yarbrough is a youth librarian at Belleville Area District Library and has over 10 years of experience as an educator and school administrator. She has a passion to foster awareness of diverse books written by underrepresented authors which allows youth to see reflections... Read More →

Saturday June 17, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 114