Dear friends of CBC Diversity,
The need for diversity in children’s books is incontrovertible and CBC Diversity is one of many movements — spearheaded by groups and individuals — that have risen over the decades to address it.
In 1962, Ezra Jack Keats published The Snowy Day(Penguin Young Readers), widely considered to be the first full-color picture book to feature a black boy as the lead character.
In 1965, Nancy Larrick – educator and founder of the International Reading Association — wrote an article in The Saturday Review entitled “The All-White World of Children’s Books”, exposing the dire lack of diversity in children’s literature.
Get the full story at: Children’s Book Council