After years of working in apparel and home furnishings, J. Marcelle Corrie moved to publishing
as an Editorial Intern at Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency. Since then, she has joined
LEE & LOW BOOKS, the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the United States,
as a Marketing and Publicity professional. An advocate for underrepresented voices in publishing,
J. Marcelle Corrie likes to discuss all things race and representation in children's media
with students, educators, and publishing professionals alike. She also writes young adult science fiction
featuring people of her community and beyond. When she isn't writing or working,
you can find her at bookish events across New York City.
The lack of representation in children's media is a constant conversation publishing professionals have. Every child deserves to see themselves in the books they read. Unfortunately, not all perspectives are adequately represented in the media we consume. If you're new to the conversation, here are a few resources, statistics, and organizations that help support the need for equity in publishing.