About the NumbersSince we only collect books with white characters in those that depict Black and Indigenous people and People of Color (BIPOC), it's important to remember that the numbers below are not reflective of white representation across the entire picture book industry. And yet, white characters are still represented in multicultural books at a higher rate ...continue reading "White/European American/Caucasian Collection Breakdown"
About the NumbersPerhaps unsurprisingly, the large majority of books featuring brown-skinned characters and/or characters whose race is unspecified do not make race, ethnicity or culture a part of the plot (Any Child). These characters are also frequently featured in interactions across racial or cultural difference (Cross-Group) and are very rarely featured in books about oppression ...continue reading "Brown-Skinned and/or Race Unclear Collection Breakdown"
We have identified nine unique book categories that capture the dominant messages conveyed by current children’s picture books featuring Black and Indigenous People and People of Color (BIPOC). Each book in our collection is tagged with at least one category. Anyone can use our book categories to consider how BIPOC are represented in a story ...continue reading "Our Categories"