Featured-LL, Interview Must-listen Q&A with Ellen Oh, co-founder of We Need Diverse Books and editor of FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES

Author Ellen Oh shares her thoughts on the importance of diversity in children’s literature and how audiobooks enhance diverse stories in this interview with her editor, Crown Books for Young Readers co-publisher, Phoebe Yeh. Plus, hear clips from every short story in FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES. Edited by Ellen, this incredible anthology includes stories by bestselling authors Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson, Matt de la Peña, Grace Lin, Tim Federle, Meg Medina, Tim Tingle, Soman Chainani, and Kwame Alexander—plus new author and We Need Diverse Books contest winner Kelly J. Baptist. Read more

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Collection Development, Featured-LL, Video Hear Diversity: New Resource Available Now

We are excited to announce Hear Diversity, a new online resource to help expand your collections by offering more diverse titles and materials to meet the needs of all your patrons. Audiobooks allow listeners to hear new voices and stories, and encourages them to relate to someone else’s experience in an authentic way. When children from different backgrounds hear themselves reflected in literature, they learn that everyone’s story—including their own—is worth sharing. Read more

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