Diversity & Inclusion

31 Jul

Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Founder Glory Edim Announces Fall Titles

In a letter to booksellers, Edim shares her excitement about indie bookstores’ participation in the program and reveals the titles book clubs should be reading and discussing at ABA member bookstores this fall.

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31 Jul

Ci7 Education: Talking Productively About Content Issues in Children’s Literature

Attendees were encouraged to participate in an honest discussion about issues surfacing in kids’ books regarding content related to race, culture, individuality, and identity.

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24 Jul

Ci7 Education: Conducting a Diversity Audit

During the session, booksellers learned how to assess the inclusiveness of their inventory by conducting a diversity audit. A full video of the session is available on BookWeb.

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10 Jul

Ci7 Education: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop With Glory Edim

At Children’s Institute, booksellers gathered to hear from Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim and discuss ideas for fostering diversity and representation in stores and communities.

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03 Jul

Ci7 Keynote: Elizabeth Acevedo on What Being Well-Read Really Means

Elizabeth Acevedo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High, spoke about the true meaning of being “well-read” at the seventh annual Children’s Institute. 

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03 Jul
"Join us for a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meetup"

Indie Bookstores Around the Country Welcome Glory Edim, Founder of Well-Read Black Girl

This year, ABA is partnering with WRBG founder Glory Edim, who will be visiting indie bookstores around the country throughout the year to promote book clubs and her new book. 

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03 Jul

BookBar in Denver Vandalized Twice by Hate Group

Since the incidents were reported, BookBar has been the recipient of an “overwhelming amount of e-mails, calls, visits, and comments on social media offering support,” said owner Nicole Sullivan.

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28 Jun

Booksellers at Ci7 Talk Event Strategies at Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Workshop

Booksellers gathered to share ideas and discuss the issue of diversity in booksellers’ stores and communities. 

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19 Jun

Small Press Profile: Magination Press

Magination Press is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association and publishes titles on social and emotional learning as well as books centered on mental health and wellness.

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12 Jun

Glory Edim to Lead Well-Read Black Girl Workshop at Children’s Institute

Attendees who are interested in starting their own Well-Read Black Girl book clubs can participate in an interactive education workshop with founder Glory Edim.

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11 Jun

Book Soup Hosts Its Inaugural Well-Read Black Girl Book Club Meeting

For the store’s first meeting, attendees discussed Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl, an anthology with contributions from Jesmyn Ward, Jacqueline Woodson, and Tayari Jones, among other prominent women writers of color.

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11 Jun

Hosting a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: Running a Book Club Discussion

The third chapter in the Well-Read Black Girl Ambassador Orientation and Book Club Starter Guide will help participating booksellers facilitate book club discussions.

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05 Jun

Binc Announces Eight Winners of 2019 Higher Education Scholarships

Seven $3,500 scholarships were awarded to dependents of booksellers, and one $5,000 scholarship went to a current indie bookseller who has overcome learning adversity or is a non‐traditional student.

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22 May

Hosting a Well-Read Black Girl Book Club: Selecting Your Book

The second chapter in the Well-Read Black Girl Ambassador Orientation and Book Club Starter Guide will help participating booksellers launch their book club.

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15 May

Ci7 Education: Well-Read Black Girl Workshop With Glory Edim

WRBG founder Glory Edim will lead an interactive educational workshop centered around the book club turned literary festival at the 2019 Children’s Institute in Pittsburgh.

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