Saturday, January 31, 2015

ALA Midwinter 2015: Discussion of ‘diverse’ books

Group of people sitting side-by-side at table on stage, books propped-up on tabletop in front of them. Banner behind them identifies venue as the PopTop Stage.
Image credit: Angie Manfredi on Twitter
The American Library Association Midwinter Meeting is taking place in Chicago, Ill. From my remote perspective in Ashland, Oregon, I tuned in this morning via “live-Tweets” centered around the event hashtag, in time to follow a “Diversity League” panel discussion of diversity in Young Adult literature.

From its official description on the ALA Midwinter Meeting website: “The Diversity League will host a panel discussion by its members, a group of 2015 debut authors committed to diversifying library shelves, one book at a time.” Through my Storify dashboard, I curated the discussion thanks to attendees’ live-Tweets.

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