Related Readings

Links to articles/videos/blogs about the need for multicultural books:

Adichie. C. N. TEDGlobal. (Producer). (2009). The danger of a single story. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?language=en 
CodeSwitch. (2013, June 25). As demographics shift, kids' books stay stubbornly white. NPR Morning Edition. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/06/25/193174358/as-demographics-shift-kids-books-stay-stubbornly-white
Erlich, H. (2015, March 5). The diversity gap in children's publishing, 2015. Lee & Low Books, The Open Book (blog). Retrieved from http://blog.leeandlow.com/2015/03/05/the-diversity-gap-in-childrens-publishing-2015/ 
Govinnage, S. (2015, April 24). I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how White our reading world is. The Washington Post.
Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/24/i-only-read-books-by-minority-authors-for-a-year-it-showed-me-just-how-white-our-reading-world-i 
Larrick, N. (1965). The all-White world of children’s books. Saturday Review, 11, 63-65, 84-85. Retrieved from http://www.longwood.edu/staff/miskecjm/384larrick.pdf
Lynch, G.H. (2013) #Colormyshelf: why kids need books that reflect diversity. SheKnows. Retrieved from http://www.sheknows.com/community/living/more-diversity-needed-kids-books
Maclean, K. (2016, March 1). What we talk about when we talk about diversity. Kyo Maclean Kids (blog). Retrieved from http://kyomaclearkids.com/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-diversity/
Myers, W.D. ( 2104, March 15). Where are all the people of color in children's books? The New York Times, pp. SR1, New York Edition. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/opinion/sunday/where-are-the-people-of-color-in-childrens-books.html?_r=0
Myers, C. (2014, March 16). The apartheid of children's literature.The New York Times, pp. SR1, National Edition. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/16/opinion/sunday/the-apartheid-of-childrens-literature.html

 

These articles and sites offer guidance on evaluating authenticity:

"Overview: Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s and Young Adult Books"" http://cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit-resources/read/diversity/multicultural/

"Multicultural and Diverse Children's Books:" http://www.whatdowedoallday.com/tag/multicultural-books/

"Multicultural Books for Children: 60+ Book Lists:" http://www.pragmaticmom.com/booklists/multicultural-books-for-children/

"We Publish Diverse Books:" http://www.cbcbooks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/We-publish-diverse-books-flyer-final.pdf

"Best Books" American Indians in Children's Literature: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/p/best-books.html