We are accepting nominations for children's books published in 2017 that exemplify diverse viewpoints, experiences, and identities. Paperback books are welcome.
Following We Need Diverse Books, we use this definition of diversity: We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization (http://weneeddiversebooks.org/mission-statement)
NECBA Windows & Mirrors committee will select 6-10 books for the short list.
NECBA selected short and long lists will be announced during the 2017 NEIBA Fall Conference.
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