Are bookstore shelves becoming more diverse? Retired school teacher and award-winning author, Karen English, does research of her own at the local bookstore. This article shares her findings and thoughts on diversity, including:
What does all of this say to a child of color on a trip to the bookstore when he finds himself surrounded by books in which he has no presence? When he is consigned to relate to the world and experience the range of human emotions that literature provides almost always through the experiences of white characters?
To read specifics on what English discovered, read the full story on the Children’s Book Council website!