This space serves as a listing of BIPOC resources for Children’s, MG, and Young Adult books, authors, and industry professionals.

  • American Indians in Children’s Literature – Critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books
  • American Indian Library Association – Breaking down public perceptions of who Native Americans are. Elevating conversation around Native American issues. Promoting Native education, literacy, and community.
  • Asian Author Alliance: Author Directory – Celebrates Asian Kidlit and the diversity of stories that originates from the Asian Continent
  • Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association – APALA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing leadership opportunities through informed dialogue that addresses the needs of Asian/Pacific American librarians and those who serve APA communities.
  • A Thousand Worlds – Database for pictures books written/illustrated by BIPOC, created by Cátia Chien and curated by BIPOC kidlit professionals.
  • Black Caucus American Library Association – The Black Caucus American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation’s African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.
  • Black Children’s Books and Authors – Promotes awareness of children’s and young adult literature by Black authors
  • Blk + Brwn Book Designers – A community for Black and Brown designers to connect, promote, and share their experiences within the publishing industry.
  • BIPOC of Publishing Canada – BIPOC of Publishing in Canada is a non-profit collective for Black, Indigenous, and people of colour currently working in the Canadian book publishing industry.
  • Books to Jails – Friends of Island Academy is a non-profit that supports and brings opportunity to youth during and after their time in New York City jails. Friends is partnering with Boogie Down Books, a mission-driven Bronx bookstore-without-walls™ for kids, teens, families, and educators in the Bronx and beyond to bring books to young people held in custody in New York City.
  • Disability in Kidlit –  Dedicated to discussing the portrayal of disability in middle grade and young adult literature. 
  • Diversify Your Narrative – An organization of over five thousand students fighting for racial justice through our education systems.
  • Hear Our Stories – Helps educators (PreK-12th Grade) gain access to works from differing backgrounds, so that students learn stories from many perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Hijabi Librarians – The Muslim librarians on the Hijabi Librarians blog review children’s and young adult literature featuring Muslims.
  • Inkluded – Inkluded champions diversity in publishing by actively working to train and place young people from underrepresented groups into their first publishing jobs.
  • Latinx in Publishing – Nonprofit supporting & increasing the number of Latinx in publishing and promoting literature by, for, & about the Latinx community
  • LGBTQ Reads – Queering up your bookshelves, one rec at a time
  • Lit Agents of Color – Directory of BIPOC Literary Agents across all age categories
  • LitCelebrAsian – Highlights the diversity of Asian voices through features and events that are open to all readers to join in.
  • MG in Color – #MGinColor is a Twitter chat for BIPOC MG writers.
  • People of Color in Publishing – Grassroots organization created by book publishing professionals dedicated to supporting, empowering, and uplifting racially and ethnically marginalized members throughout the industry.
  • The Bookshelf – Free database uplifting fiction & select nonfiction books/titles by BIPOC & underrepresented authors
  • The BIPOC Bookshelf – The BIPOC Bookshelf is for writers, readers, and literary industry professionals.
  • The Brown Bookshelf – The Brown Bookshelf is designed to push awareness of the myriad Black voices writing for young readers.
  • The Conscious Kid – An education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth.
  • The Diversity Baseline Survey – Lee & Low Books shows the industry where we are in regards to diversity in this transparent survey
  • The Free Black Women’s Library – A social art project, interactive installation and book collection that celebrates the brilliance, diversity and imagination of Black women writers.
  • We Are Adult Lit – We Are Adult Lit is a Twitter-based community that engages, promotes, and supports BIPOC authors of Adult Literature.
  • We Need Diverse Books – Putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children
  • Writing the Other – Learn to write characters very different from you sensitively and convincingly

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