When children are centered in the pages of a book, equity is amplified. When children expand their experiences through the pages of a book, access is amplified.
Children’s books that reflect the richness of the human experience through diversity, inclusion, and access are catalysts for change.
At the Highlights Foundation, we hold diversity as one of our core values. We are committed to diversity in craft, storytelling, shared stories and experiences. We strive for diverse representation in our faculty, staff, students, and partnerships. By fostering forward-moving dialogues, we encourage personal and institutional growth through education, awareness, and action.
To amplify the need and call for more diverse, inclusive, and accessible books, the Highlights Foundation developed Essential Conversations. Learn more about the program and how you can participate or support.
An Intersectional Lens: Awareness + Action for Representation in Kids’ Books, Libraries & Classrooms
Native Creatives: An In-Community Retreat
Free #HFGather: 2023 Scholarship Celebration and Information Session
Asian and Asian American Voices: An In-Community Retreat
In-Community Fellowships and Programs
Through partnerships, grants, and our Essential Conversations Series, the Highlights Foundation offers several in-community program options for children’s authors and illustrators.