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The judges for The Diverse Book Awards 2024

'There is a wealth of great talent out there but many of them face real barriers to getting their work seen and published. The Diverse Book Awards will remove those barriers' 
-  Rob Green, editor of Pen & Inc

Longlist judges

From top left:

Top row: Picture Book judges
Alison Leach, Director of BooksForTopics
Maya McKenzie,  Assistant Head Teacher of Inclusion and SENDco
Wafa' Tarnowska, Picture book author

Second row: Children's judges
Karen Whittingham, Royal National Institute of Blind People 
Janet Noble, Primary school librarian and Chair of judges for the CILIP Yoto Carnegie Awards in 2023
Caroline Fielding, YLG National Conference Exhibition Manager

Third row: YA judges 
Annabelle Steele, YA author
Niharika Jain, Writer and poet
Gareth Evans, Secondary school librarian

Last row: Adult judges
Tacye Hong, United by Pop
Anneliese Amoah, Poet 
Mohammed Shakih, Blogger

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