Characters in Children’s Books Are Almost Always White, And It’s a Big Problem

Domino Renee Perez explores why the majority of children’s book characters are white.

In 2012, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center reviewed 3,600 children’s books. Only three percent were about African-Americans. Asian and Pacific Americans were featured in two percent, followed by Latinos with less than two percent, and American Indians at less than one percent.

50 years ago the diverse selection of children’s books wasn’t as large, but are children’s books more or less diverse now? To learn more, check out the Washington Post website!

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