Check out our Educator Resource Guide for the Diversity Baseline Survey. We’ve gathered discussion questions and activities for educators to use in the classroom (including virtual classrooms too!).
Lee & Low Books released the first Diversity Baseline Survey (DBS 1.0) in 2015. Before the DBS, people suspected publishing had a diversity problem, but without hard numbers, the extent of that problem was anyone’s guess. Our goal was to survey publishing houses and review journals regarding the racial, gender, sexual orientation, and ability makeup of their employees; establish concrete statistics about the diversity of the publishing workforce; and then build on this information by reissuing the survey every four years.
In our earlier blog post, Diversity in Publishing: How Diverse is LEE & LOW’s Authors, Illustrators, and Staff, we shared a mini breakdown of our authors and illustrators as well as our staff. After receiving a few more questions, we decided to take a closer look at the breakdown of our staff by department.
LEE & LOW BOOKS shares the demographic breakdown of our authors and illustrators as well as our staff.
Everyone deserves to know that their story matters. Everyone deserves to be properly represented––in books, in movies, in fashion, and in life.
It’s been just over a month since the results of our Diversity Baseline Survey came out. In this post we share ten of our favorite responses that offer thoughtful commentary and ideas on how to look at the problem of diversity in publishing from a new angle.
We interview author Glenda Armand on why she chose to write a book on Ira Aldridge and how far we’ve come when it comes to diversity in the arts.
Since its release, the Diversity Baseline Survey (DBS) has become the most visited blog post we have ever produced. The DBS has been widely read and written about, and has opened up a renewed interest in how to improve staff diversity. In this follow-up post we ask participating publishers to share their plans for addressing this problem.
Next week we will release the results of the first Diversity Baseline Survey, which looks at diversity among publishing employees. Here we share a behind-the-scenes look at how the survey was created and how we got the industry to join in.
We sent a select number of LEE & LOW staff members from different departments to an “Undoing Racism” workshop, held by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.