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June 4, 2020

The Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader stand with the entire Black community against racism and violence. We stand with black authors, illustrators, readers, educators, librarians, booksellers, and our publishing colleagues.

We have and will continue to support diversity in children’s publishing through partner organizations, the sharing of resources, and the amplification of diverse voices. We are recommitting ourselves to the hard work of learning, supporting, and being a part of the change needed in this world.

There is great value in connecting this and the next generation with books that highlight the incredible diversity of our world and tackle the tough subjects of race, discrimination, and anti-racism. As we continue to create and share resources and amplify those of others, we pledge to listen and learn ourselves.

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