Over half of the babies born last year in the United States were children of color. These children deserve to be able to see themselves in their books. We, as adults, illustrators, authors, and parents and teachers purchasing books need to demand true diversity, not a pseudo-display of diversity masked over with a bear’s face. Why do we feel that it is easier for white children to relate to an animal than a child of color?
In 2016, we published the infographic “Diversity in Children’s Books 2015.” It went viral and was discussed on Twitter, in Facebook groups, published in books and journals, and presented at countless conferences.
Today we present to you an updated infographic, “Diversity in Children’s Books 2018.”
Link to JPG & PDF files: Diversity in Children’s Books 2018 – Dropbox Folder
Full citation: Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. sarahpark.com blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner, with statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp. Retrieved from https://readingspark.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/picture-this-diversity-in-childrens-books-2018-infographic/.
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