Diverse BookFinder is a huge collection of kids trade picture books featuring black and indigenous people and people of colour (PIPOC). Diverse BookFinder collects ‘all depictions of BIPOC characters in trade picture books published since 20002. Anyone can check these books out at any time through interlibrary loan’.
Diverse BookFinder offers an integrated search tool that enables users to easily search for and locate children’s’ picture books featuring BIPOC characters. Additionally, the site provides ‘real-time data on who (which BIPOC characters) is depicted in trade picture books, and how (what messages these stories send), to enable deeper conversation and change.’
Diverse BookFinder offers a new tool called collection analysis tool (CAT) which allows you to generate detailed reports on the representations of BIPOC characters in your book collections. You simply upload a digital file of your collection to Diverse BookFinder and CAT will automatically cross reference it with its database of picture books .and generates insightful reports in the form of graphs and charts. Watch the video below to learn more about CAT.
Courtesy of AASL