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White/European American/Caucasian Collection Breakdown

Of the 462 books featuring White/European American/Caucasian characters:

28% do not make race, ethnicity, or culture part of the plot. We call these Any Child Books.
16% take readers into the everyday world of characters in countries around the world, with specific cultural components such as language, food, celebrations, traditions, and/or other elements. We call these Beautiful Life books.
17% are biographies.
49% portray character interactions across racial or cultural difference. We call these Cross-Group books.
2% introduce readers to traditions, activities, languages and experiences, and includes all types of retellings and adaptations of traditional folktales. We call these Folklore books.
19% have a white protagonist. We call these Incidental books.
6% are nonfiction books that may not have a story line and do not always have to do with difference. These books are factual and may be encyclopedic. We call these Informational books.
13% are stories of prejudice, mistreatment and discrimination based on race, ethnicity or culture. We call these Oppression books.
4% invite readers to consider new perspectives related to racial, ethnic, or cultural commonalities and differences. We call these Concept books.

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