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All You Need Is Love: LGBTQ+ Romance

All You Need Is Love: LGBTQ+ Romance (February 19, 2021)
Content related to the education session All You Need Is Love: LGBTQ+ Romance , Winter Institute 2021.
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Handselling

The romance genre has been a longtime reader favorite and can often turn a romance reader into a repeat customer for bookstores that invest in curating a romance selection for their stores. This session will celebrate LGBTQ+ romance with some of today’s essential young adult and adult LGBTQ+ authors, who will discuss the importance and value of creating stories about love, talk about the importance of representation, and look at how everyone can work to expand readership of these titles outside of the LGBTQ+ community to drive sales.
Panelists: Mariana Calderon, Second Star to the Right Children’s Books (Denver, CO); Jenny Cohen, Waucoma Bookstore (Hood River, OR); Rebecca Speas, One More Page Books (Arlington, VA); Amanda Toronto, WORD Bookstores (Brooklyn, NY); Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer (Wednesday Books); Alyssa Cole, award-winning and bestselling author of How to Find a Princess (Avon); David Levithan, VP, Editorial Director, Scholastic Press and author of bestselling queer YA novels; Casey McQuiston, author of the bestseller Red, White, & Royal Blue and the upcoming One Last Stop (St. Martin’s Griffin); Paul Rudnick, award-winning play and screenwriter and author of Playing the Palace (Berkley); Phil Stamper, author of The Gravity of Us and As Far as You’ll Take Me (Bloomsbury); Aiden Thomas, Indies Introduce and bestselling author of Cemetery Boys (Swoon Reads);

Creating a Work Environment That Embraces Access, Equity, and Justice (materials available)

Creating a Work Environment That Embraces Access, Equity, and Justice (materials available) (February 18, 2021)
Content related to the education session Creating a Work Environment That Embraces Access, Equity, and Justice (materials available), Winter Institute 2021.
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

Led by Amber Cabral, author of Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture (Wiley Press), in conversation with Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker and Dr. Lauren Wadsworth, authors of Did That Just Happen?!: Beyond “Diversity” ― Creating Sustainable and Inclusive Organizations (Beacon Press), this session will guide booksellers in recognizing harmful practices and creating necessary steps around dismantling a culture of white supremacy in the workplace.

Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy Young Adult and Middle Grade Books

Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy Young Adult and Middle Grade Books (July 15, 2020)
Content related to the education session Representation in Science Fiction and Fantasy Young Adult and Middle Grade Books, Children's Institute 2020 (Ci8).
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Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling
  • Genre

Celebrate the representation of Black girls in middle grade and young adult science fiction and fantasy stories as well as the Black female authors who create these characters and works. Authors Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Dhonielle Clayton, and Tracy Deonn will be in conversation to discuss the fandom, world-building, stories, and characters that inspire and excite them as artists and readers.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Conversation with Ibram Kendi and Jason Reynolds

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Conversation with Ibram Kendi and Jason Reynolds (January 24, 2020)
Content related to the education session Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Conversation with Ibram Kendi and Jason Reynolds , Winter Institute 2020.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

Pre-registration required. Registration is closed. Join bestselling and award-winning authors Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds in conversation on the history of racist ideas in America and how to better navigate these complex realities. Reynolds and Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, March 2020) delivers a timely YA reimagining of Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped From the Beginning. Through his work, Kendi has explored how racist ideas were developed by some of the most brilliant minds in history to justify and rationalize the nation’s deeply entrenched discriminatory policies. But while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited. Jason Reynolds’s remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning also offers the tools needed to combat these ideas. With Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, Kendi and Reynolds have come together to deliver an energizing narrative that speaks to young people and shines a light on the many insidious forms of racism—and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.

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Bookselling and Liberation: Black Bookstores in America, from the '60s to the Present

Bookselling and Liberation: Black Bookstores in America, from the '60s to the Present (January 24, 2020)
Content related to the education session Bookselling and Liberation: Black Bookstores in America, from the '60s to the Present, Winter Institute 2020.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:  None

In the 1960s and 1970s, scores of Black bookstores opened in the U.S. Founded by activist entrepreneurs, these indie stores served as a refuge and intellectual center for communities in search of books by and about Black people. This Wi15 keynote event will be a wide-open conversation about the history and vital position of Black bookstores in our communities and in our industry with pioneers of Black bookselling and publishing, moderated by Professor Joshua Clark Davis, author of From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs (Columbia University Press). Speakers include: W. Paul Coates, Black Classic Press (Baltimore, MD); Shirikiana Aina Gerima, Sankofa Video Books and Cafe (Washington, D.C.); Judy Richardson, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (Atlanta, GA); Nati Kamau-Nataki, Everyone's Place (Baltimore, MD).

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Black Female Entrepreneurship: Bookselling and Literacy as Resistance

Black Female Entrepreneurship: Bookselling and Literacy as Resistance (January 23, 2020)
Content related to the education session Black Female Entrepreneurship: Bookselling and Literacy as Resistance , Winter Institute 2020.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Owners and Managers

The panel brings together respected booksellers, Shirikiana Gerima, Ramunda Lark Young, and Hannah Oliver Depp, to examine the intersections of race, literature, and entrepreneurship. The panelists will explore the importance of their contributions to the bookselling eco-system, activism, and what is required to create diverse, equitable environments. Panelists: Glory Edim, Well-Read Black Girl, Founder (New York, NY), Shirikiana Gerima, Sankofa Video, Books & Cafe (Washington, D.C.), Ramunda Lark Young, MahoganyBooks (Washington, D.C.) , Hannah Oliver Depp, Loyalty Bookstore (Washington, D.C.)

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Inventory: Reimagining the Backlist Canon for Our Time

Inventory: Reimagining the Backlist Canon for Our Time (January 22, 2020)
Content related to the education session Inventory: Reimagining the Backlist Canon for Our Time, Winter Institute 2020.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:  None

An independent bookstore's backlist exemplifies the independence of the store as an institution, as well as the creators of the book space, and its customers. It is through this curation, experiences and learning opportunities are created that reflect a bookstore's community and propels the business and its community forward. This session will provide insight into how to serve a community by going beyond the classics and the methods and challenges faced in curating a backlist representative of the bookstore's culture. Panelists: Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Booksellers and Publishers (San Francisco, CA) , Derrick Young, MahoganyBooks (Washington, DC) , Rio Cortez, Schomburg Shop (Harlem, NY), Clarissa Hadge, Trident Booksellers (Boston, MA), Alena Jones, Seminary Co-op Bookstore (Chicago, IL)

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Events: Creating Conversations Around "American Dirt"

Events: Creating Conversations Around "American Dirt" (January 22, 2020)
Content related to the education session Events: Creating Conversations Around "American Dirt", Winter Institute 2020.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:  None

One of the most anticipated and talked about books of the 2020, American Dirt, touches on issues of immigration on the southern US border, the politics of our current world and ultimately a mothers fierce love for her son. Javier Ramirez, co-owner of Madison Street Books (Chicago, IL) and Jeannie Cummings, author, will engage in a conversation about the work and the impact it has already had in the industry and indie bookselling community. Panelists: Jeanine Cummins, author, Flatiron Books, Javier Ramirez, Madison Street Books (Chicago, IL),

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Representation in Publishing: Why it Matters and Where Publishing is Headed

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Representation in Publishing: Why it Matters and Where Publishing is Headed (June 28, 2019)
Content related to the education session Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Representation in Publishing: Why it Matters and Where Publishing is Headed , Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Children's Bookselling

In this session, a panel of diverse publishers will share their experiences in publishing, including how the industry is changing, where it still needs to grow, and efforts bookstores can take to raise awareness, lift voices, and support authors of color.

Hannah Oliver Depp, Loyalty Bookstore (Silver Spring, MD); Chris Myers, Make Me a World (New York, NY) ; Namrata Tripathi, Kokila Press (New York, NY); Rebecca Wells, Porter Square Books (Cambridge, MA)

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Glory Edim: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop

Glory Edim: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop (June 28, 2019)
Content related to the education session Glory Edim: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop, Children's Institute 2019.
Topic:
  • Bookselling Essentials
  • Diversity & Inclusion
Tags:
  • Events

This year, the American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. Booksellers are invited to sign on to serve as ambassadors and host Well-Read Black Girl book clubs in their stores throughout the year. Learn more about the partnership.

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