Monica (She/Ella) leads the Diverse Books for All Parent Ambassadors Program, where she helps parents/caregivers develop their leadership skills and advocate for diverse books in their communities while combatting book bans. She has advocated for labor rights, reproductive justice, racial justice, and environmental justice issues. Monica is a trained grassroots digital strategist with 7+ years of experience developing online campaigns and optimizing digital outreach. As a queer daughter of Colombian parents, she enjoys Michigan summers, salsa dancing, and a good bowl of sancocho.
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July 4, 2023
At such a critical time around the country for diverse books and the increase in book bans, we have been empowering families and caregivers to advocate in partnership with the Diverse Books for All coalition. States like Florida, Texas, South Carolina, and more have experienced active removal of books from school libraries, increased restrictions and confusion around guidelines, and legislation that enacts consequences for teachers. At the end of the day these bans primarily target diverse books that are already primarily inaccessible and the narrow range of stories available. Parents’ voices...
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