For school and public librarians, blogs can be a great way to discover new diverse children’s materials. The #diversekidslit book-sharing meme, founded by Katie, the teacher behind the amazing book blog The Logonauts, is a fantastic resource for staff looking to diversify their collections, and connect their patrons with great books.
What Is #DiverseKidLit?
Diverse Children’s Books is a book-sharing meme designed to promote the reading and writing of children’s books that feature diverse characters. This community embraces all kinds of diversity including (and certainly not limited to) diverse, inclusive, multicultural, and global books for children of all backgrounds. While not specifically focused on LGBTQ+ materials, the meme often includes books covering these themes.
Participants in the meme are encouraged to support the diverse blogging community by visiting and leaving comments for at least three other blogs, and by following the hosts on at least one of their social media outlets. You can spread the word using #diversekidlit and/or adding our button to your site and your diverse posts.
The hope is that the #diversekidlit community will grow into a great resource for parents, teachers, librarians, publishers, and authors!
Themes are a suggestion only; all diverse book posts are welcome. But if you’re interested, you can start planning now …
- Out of respect for everyone’s increased summer busyness, there will only be one hop each month for June (3rd), July (1st), and August (5th). Twice-monthly hops will return in September.
- The theme for the June hop (3rd) will be global books. Please share your favorite diverse books that take place in countries other than your own, and travel the world this summer!
#DiverseKidLit is hosted by a great team of book bloggers:
Blog / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest
The #diversekidlit Pinterest board highlights a wide range of amazing posts and resources for Diverse Children’s Books. Please consider following the board for even more great books!
Connect with great bloggers, learn about fantastic materials, and help spread the love for diverse children’s books with the #diversekidlit book-sharing meme!