Join Our Free Webinar on #OwnVoices Children’s Books

Looking to expand your collection of authentic diverse children’s books? Lee & Low is excited to be participating in a free live webinar tomorrow on #OwnVoices books, hosted by School Library Journal!

#Own Voices: SLJ in Conversation About Publishing Diverse Books

Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for an in-depth conversation with editors and publishing insiders, Francisca Goldsmith of Diamond Book Distributors, Christopher Johns of Tuttle Publishing, Cheryl Klein of Lee & Low and Carrie Gleason of James Lorimer & Company.

They’ll dig deeper into publishing diverse children’s and young adult literature with a focus on #OwnVoices titles—books about marginalized cultures and characters written by authors from that same identity. Each panelist will also offer a special preview of several upcoming titles.


  • Francisca Goldsmith – Consultant, Diamond Book Distributors
  • Christopher Johns – Sales and Marketing Director, Tuttle Publishing
  • Cheryl Klein – Editorial Director, Lee & Low Books
  • Carrie Gleason – Co-Publisher, James Lorimer & Company


  • Shelley Diaz – SLJ Reviews Manager & SLJTeen Editor, School Library Journal


Date: Tuesday, April 18
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET/ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
Location: Online – register here

We hope you can join us! Register for free here.

Can’t make the date? No problem! Register now and you will get an email reminder from School Library Journal post-live event when the webcast is archived and available for on-demand viewing at your convenience!

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