By Nancy Maxwell

I sometimes forget what an interesting and diverse world we live in. 
Happily, the conference panel  members of the Diversity and Outreach
Round Table were there to remind me!  Each of the five member panel
spent 10 minutes giving book talks on a variety of book genres
highlighting diversity in the community.  Picture books, adult fiction,
graphic novels, authors of color and new releases were featured.  The
books reviewed were for a variety of age groups and reading levels.  I
appreciated having the wide variety of differences brought to my
attention, especially the books for teens and children. I came away with
a list of books and ideas to create and maintain a collection that will
support diversity in our community. An annotated bibliography can be
found at: