- Participate in high school and college career fairs.
- Visit high school senior level English classes to discuss careers in publishing.
- Maintain an up-to-date blog consisting of industry news, book spotlights, CBC Diversity event information, the personal stories of Committee members, and other ready resources for publishing individuals.
- Provide a CBC Diversity Bookshelf through Goodreads that curates front and backlist books by CBC member publishers in order to raise awareness of the diversity-friendly content already in existence.
Keeping the Conversation Going
- Hold safe space meetings at which industry employees can discuss the obstacles to diversity that they have encountered within the children’s publishing world.
- Host panel discussions at which different industry arms can communicate the challenges they face in selling and promoting diverse books, and can work together to develop solutions to these problems.
Daniel Nayeri (Chair), Director of Children’s Publishing, Workman
Ann Dye, Associate Director, Brand Marketing, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Daniel Ehrenhaft, Editorial Director, Soho Teen/Soho Press
Antonio Gonzalez, Marketing Manager, Author Visits, Scholastic
Zareen Jaffery, Executive Editor, S&S Books for Young Readers
Wendy Lamb, VP and Publishing Director, Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Children’s Books
Andrea Davis Pinkney, VP and Executive Director of Trade, Scholastic
Yolanda Scott, Editorial Director, Charlesbridge
Caroline Sun, Assistant Director of Publicity, Integrated Marketing, HarperCollins Children’s Books
Mark Von Bargen, Sr. Director of Children’s Trade Sales, Macmillan