A kidlit book festival in Chicago centering the stories and voices of diverse creators!
New Date to be announced soon! Stay tuned!
Our Mission and Goals
Bring together book lovers in a festival centered around celebrating diverse voices and marginalized experiences
Help young people celebrate their diverse identities through stories and books
Showcase books from marginalized voices in kidlit**
Illuminate authors from backgrounds historically underrepresented in publishing
Open the conversation about diversity*
Create a space to celebrate diversity*
Bring authentic diverse stories to readers from marginalized backgrounds
*adopted from the DVPit definition of diversity: We recognize all diverse identities and experiences including (but not limited to): Native peoples and people of color; people living and/or born/raised in underrepresented cultures and countries; disabled persons (including neurodiverse); people on marginalized ends of the cultural and/or religious spectrum; people identifying within LGBTQIA+; and more.(Note: while DivBookFest is supported by #dvpit it is not directly affiliated or run by dvpit)**though kidlit can encompass anything from picture books to young adult, we will be focusing on middle grade and young adult age categories for the inaugural festival