ABC Group Presents: Campaigning for Diversity – Expanding Your Inventory and Customer Base

    Monday, February 9, 2015 -
    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Independent booksellers across the country share a concern about the lack of diversity in children’s books, so what steps can be taken in the ongoing campaign to reach out to new readers and promote diverse titles to all audiences? Whether your store serves a multicultural or homogeneous population, the strength of an indie bookstore is its ability to curate and experiment with title selection. Learn what resources are available for identifying non-majority stories, how to foster conversations among staff and customers about the need for diverse books, and how to ensure your displays represent all cultures and make everyone feel welcome.

    • Elizabeth Bluemle, The Flying Pig Bookstore (Shelburne, VT)
    • Cynthia Compton, 4 Kids Books & Toys (Zionsville, IN)
    • I.W. Gregorio, Author and Vice President of Development, We Need Diverse Books (Philadelphia, PA)
    • Sara Hines, Eight Cousins (Falmouth, MA) (Moderator)

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