A kidlit book festival in Chicago centering the stories and voices of diverse creators!

The festival will be held on September 26, 2020!

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

To Donate:

(tax deductible)

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