But children’s books often show young readers the contrary.
Did you know that since 1985, the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) has steadily been collecting and analyzing diversity in children’s books? The results show a shockingly disproportionate skew of children’s literature.
Tina Kugler illustrates the lack of diversity best in the infographic below. The CCBC continues to collect data, but the numbers of diverse characters and authors still have room to improve.
Let’s band together and create a positive imprint in closing the diversity gap by expanding our reading horizons whenever we can.