SLJ Diversity and Cultural Literacy Syllabus

Summer 2016 online course Week 1: Invisibility and Appropriation Articles: Colorblind Ideology Is a Form of Racism by Monnica T. Williams, Ph. D. (from Psychology Today) When You’re Invisible, Every Representation Matters (from Native Appropriations blog) A Cultural Conundrum: Exploring Cultural Appropriation in Children’s Literature (from The Book Wars blog) We [Native Peoples] Are Not People of Color by […]

Diversifying Our Reviewer Pool: The First Step

My recent intro to our SLJTeen newsletter was as follows: It’s been a little over a year since the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement took the publishing world by storm, and it continues to reverberate in the children’s lit community. Jason Low, from multicultural publisher Lee & Low, recently put a call out to major publishers and review […]