Equity & Inclusion in Kidlit

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.   

Anti-Racism Resources

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.

Essential Conversations

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.

Writing with Pride: A Two-Night Mini for Young Adult Horror Writers

Writing with Pride: A Two-Night Mini for Young Adult Horror Writers

Starts: June 11, 2024

Black Voices: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Black Voices: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Starts: July 7, 2024

Growing Readers by Growing Ourselves: Literacy Development for Authors and Educators

Growing Readers by Growing Ourselves: Literacy Development for Authors and Educators

Starts: July 11, 2024

Neurodiverse Writers and Illustrators: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Neurodiverse Writers and Illustrators: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Starts: August 8, 2024

Native Creatives: An In-Community Retreat

Native Creatives: An In-Community Retreat

Starts: August 21, 2024

Latinx Voices: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Latinx Voices: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Starts: October 27, 2024

Rainbow Retreat: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Rainbow Retreat: An In-Community Retreat for Storytellers

Starts: October 31, 2024

Our Mission in Action

Share Your Story, Inspire a Child
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The Highlights Foundation positively impacts children by amplifying the voices of storytellers who inform, educate, and inspire children to become their best selves.  Learn more about our impact.