The Insider Perspective: Insights on Diversity from Award-Winning Diverse Authors

Jackie Marshall Arnold, Mary-Kate Sableski


There is perhaps no better source to speak about diverse literature than the “insider” authors who have been writing it for years. We were fortunate to speak with three accomplished authors of diverse books for children who invite students into their books—Pat Mora, Kadir Nelson, and Janet Wong. Invited to participate in phone and e-mail interviews based on their reputation for publishing diverse books, each author shares his or her perspective on this timely topic.

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Jo Worthy, Megan Moorman, and Margo Turner, “What Johnny Likes to Read Is Hard to Find in School,” Reading Research Quarterly 34, no. 1 (1999): 12–27.



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