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Equity Audit and Finding Our #OwnVoice


Aiello, Antonio. Equity in Publishing: What Should Editors Be Doing? Pen America, October 24, 2015. 

Akbar, Arifa. Diversity in Publishing - Still Hideously Middle-Class and White? The Guardian, December 9, 2017. 

Barack, Lauren. "When We Was Fierce" Pulled as Demand Grows for More #OwnVoices Stories. School Library Journal, August 13, 2016.

Farber, Katy, Jeanie Phillips. How to Do a Library Diversity Audit. Innovation: Education. May 27, 2019. 

Farkas, Meredith. Unintentional Inequity: Examining Equity Gapes in Our Libraries. American Libraries, March 1, 2019.

Flood, Alison. Books by Women Priced 45% Lower, Study Finds. The Guardian, May 1, 2018.

Jenkins, Tiara. Why Do White Authors Like Ellen Hopkins Think They Can Profit Off of Black Pain?  The Tempest, January 17, 2018.

Leary, Alaina.  30 Days of Social Justice: Why the #OWNVOICES Movement is Crucial for Young Readers. YALSA BLOG, December 19, 2015

Lyon, Terri. Did Harper Lee Need a Sensitivity Reader? Life at the Intersection, June 10, 2019.

Mancuso-Mohsen, Joy. Equity Through the School Library.  EveryLibrary. January 24, 2019.

Rosenfield, Kat. What is #OwnVoices Doing to Our Books? Refinery 29, April 9, 2019.

Ruttman, Sandra. Do #OwnVoices, 'Write Your Trugh' and Concerns About Cultural Appropriation Mean Writers are Limited to Writing What They Know? Bronzeville Bee, May 27, 2019.

Sparrow, Wendy. Mental Illness and "Own Voices." Jami Gold Blog. May 18, 2017.  See section: How Can Non-Own-Voice Authors "Get It Right?"

Vogt, Bailey. Study: Even more Americans Identify as Something Other Than Heterosexual. Metro Weekly, June 27, 2018.

Waldman, Katy, In Y.A., Where is the Line Between Criticism and Cancel Culture? The New Yorker, March 21, 2019.

Weinberg, Dan and Adam Kapelner.Comparing Gender Discrimination and Inequiality in Indie and Traditional Publishing. PLOS ONE, April 18, 2018.

"Where Is the Diversity in Publishing? The 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey Results." Lee & Low Blog. January 26, 2016. 

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