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

Update, 4/27/17:

This webinar has now taken place. If you missed it, you can see all our slides here:

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