Diversity Resources

Annual Events

Awards and Book Lists


Librarians of Color and Native American Librarians

Publications that focus on diversity/multiculturalism in children’s literature


Promoters of Literacy, Multiculturalism/Diversity and/or Social Justice

Resources for IPOC Writers

Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Angela Johnson Scholarship for New Student of Color or Ethnic Minority In addition to honoring Ms. Johnson, this scholarship will help to fill the void of multi-cultural voices in the world of children’s and young adult literature by providing scholarship assistance to minority students attending Vermont College of Fine Arts.

The Carl Brandon Society, in conjunction with the crew of the Writing Excuses podcast, is proud to announce the formation of a scholarship aimed at writers of color who wish to attend the second annual Out of Excuses Writing Retreat. Read the full announcement.

Lee and Low New Voices Award

National Black Writers Conference Pine Manor College supports writers through several fellowships including the Jacqueline Woodson Fellowship for a Young People’s Writer of African or Caribbean Descent, the Hope Fellowship for Diverse Voices and the Sharon Olds Fellowship for Poetry. information

Speculative Literature Foundation The SLF is a non-profit arts foundation, modeled on the National Endowment for the Arts, but focused specifically on serving the speculative literature (science fiction, fantasy, and horror) community.

Tu Books New Vision Award

VONA – Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation sponsors writing workshops for writers of color.

Also, be sure to look for a local chapter of the Society of Childen’s Book Writers and Illustrators for support as you develop your craft.

6 Responses “Diversity Resources” →

  1. Amy Cheney

    4 May 2017 Thursday

    Great resource list Edi! I want to link to this on my blog.

    Also, have you considered adding the In the Margins Booklist and award along with the Social Justice/Advocacy award?

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