This breakout session will explore the importance of having diverse books in every genre of your collection, ex. romance, horror, fantasy, etc. Resources to find diverse books will be shared, as well as how to do an audit of your collection. Lists of examples for each genre will be shared. This session will use young adult collections as an example, but the practices shared can be used across all age ranges and reading levels.
Beese, Tegan, "Diversify Your Collection: The Importance of Diversity in Every Genre" (2022). 2022 Children's Book Festival Live Sessions. 5.