Equity & Inclusion Corner

Welcome to the SCBWI-MI Equity & Inclusion Corner. 

Learn more and meet the team HERE. Your voice matters. Click on any of the links below to read our most recent and previous posts. We invite you to comment on our posts to keep the dialogue going.

The views and opinions expressed in the Equity & Inclusion blog posts are those of the author and may or may not express the views held by SCBWI.

And be sure to check out our new feature: On the Shelf

If you have a suggestion for a book that you would like to see in On the Shelf, please contact Tara Michener

Blog Posts:


December 16, 2022: The Return of the Country's Largest Jewish Book Fair

September 23, 2022: Critical Race Theory: What's the fuss about?

September 22, 2022: On the Shelf: Featuring Property of the Rebel Librarian

September 18, 2022: Banned Books Week 2022

September 16, 2022: Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

July 22, 2022: On the Shelf: Featuring With You Wherever You Go

July 1, 2022: Interview with John Rodriguez, BIPOC Scholarship Awardee

June 21, 2022: On the Shelf: Featuring Say It Out Loud

June 19, 2022: Juneteenth by Tara Michener

June 3, 2022: Katie Isn't Her Real Name by Shanna Heath

April 1, 2022: Interview with Rita Seay, BIPOC Scholarship Awardee

March 8, 2022: On the Shelf: Featuring How It Happens 

February 15, 2022: Black Men Read

February 11, 2022: It Starts with Hello with Jean Alicia Elster

February 8, 2022: On the Shelf: Featuring Why Am I Here? 

January 31, 2022: Black History: A Celebration of Americans

January 17, 2022: The Dream Had Intention

January 7, 2022: Interview with Kristen Uroda, BIPOC Scholarship Awardee


October 2021: It's All a Bunch of Queer Hocus Pocus!

July 2021: What is Casual Diversity?

April 2021: Social Justice: More Than Kindness

February 2021: The Merze Tate Explorers: Young Writers Travel the World

January 2021: Leaving No Voice Unheard: RAWK's Commitment


October 2020: Books with Barbers: A Fresh Cut for Readers

July 2020: Arcs of Justice

April 2020: In-Between

January 2020: How To Pen Diverse Narratives That Work


December 2019: A Taste of Holidays

November 2019: Introducing the Diversity Dialogue


  1. Thank you, Debbie and Angie! Your personal thoughts on the winter season, the holidays, and the promise of a new year are enlightening--and so elegantly written. I'm taking the first few days of January to reread your blog article to reset my goals for 2020.

  2. Hi Everyone! I'm a brand new member of SCBWI. I am so glad that you have an Diversity and Equity Corner.

    I am also brand new to the process of writing children's books. I am excited about learning and sharing.


    Lorna Gonsalves

    P.S. I don't know if this is the proper forum for introducing myself. If it is not, please let me know