Tonight is the monthly meeting for SCBWI of Western Washington (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), and the topic is diversity. Anybody who follows the children's market knows that diversity is a huge issue right now. From Marley Dias to George Washinton's slaves, this is an important issue to explore in depth, especially from the point-of-view of creators. A great panel, including Philip Lee of Lee & Low Books, Kelly Jones, KCLS librarian Ann Crewdson, and Liz Wong, will be on hand to explore and offer suggestions.

Even better, librarians get in free tonight, so come one come all to Demaray Hall at SPU. Program starts at 7pm. And, I'll be there too, so come find me and say hello.