Those of you not involved in the publishing industry probably haven’t heard a lot of talk about diversity in children’s literature, but for those of us working every day to create quality and entertaining literature for children and teens, we discuss this all the time. And many of us are working to improve this situation. So please read a first hand account by a fellow writer, Jacob Hood.
And since I have a few other articles that go along with this, here’s a post that shows the data of diversity discrepancy in children’s literature:
And because I just can’t stop there on an issue that is so near and dear to my heart, here’s a little girl doing something about this very problem:
I hope these articles offer some insight and education. Thanks for learning alongside me. I’m often reminded of the adage “Listening to learn, not to respond.” I try to remember that in my daily interactions as well as my passive interactions when reading or viewing on the internet.