Heroes

Every kid has one.Β  Whether it’s a dude in a cape or a dad.Β  Children’s books have always been filled with heroes: those people we admire and emulate. But what happens when our heroes don’t look like us? I touched on the topic of diversity in this previous post, where I noted the lack of … More Heroes

The Need for Diversity in Children’s Books

I read this article when it came out last year and am considering its importance again today: In 2013, a mere 3% of children’s books were about black people…despite the fact that in the United States today 40% of public school students nationwide are black and Latino. To quote the author, “Books transmit values. They … More The Need for Diversity in Children’s Books