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Writers Against Racism: CBC Diversity Committee Kickoff Party

Last night’s CBC Diversity Committee Kickoff was OH SO FUN! Here are some of  photos and there’s more to come — tomorrow.  I got to this post pretty late…sorry.  The Children’s Book Council introduced new diversity committee and there were plenty of people  in-the-house with great ideas and the future is bright for diversity.

CBC Executive Director Robin Adelson and ME

Ayanna Coleman speaks about the 7 ways to get on board.

Amy, Andrea Pinkey and Agent Rebecca Sherman from Writers House

Committee Members

Nancy Mercado, (Chair) Executive Editor, Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Children’s
Alvina Ling, (Vice-Chair) Editorial Director, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Stacey Barney, Editor, Putnam Books for Young Readers
Antonio Gonzalez, Assoc Marketing Manager, Author Visits, Scholastic
Connie Hsu, Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Cheryl Klein, Senior Editor, Author A. Levine Books/Scholastic
Daniel Nayeri, Editor, Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Caroline Sun, Senior Publicity Manager, Integrated Marketing HarperCollins Children’s Books
Namrata Tripathi, Executive Editor, Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
Stacy Whitman, Editorial Director, Tu Books/Lee & Low Books

The newly formed CBC diversity committee