Ethnic Diversity in Children's Literature

The Brooklyn Public Library and QBR The Black Book Review hosted a panel discussion on the topic of ethnic diversity in children’s… read more

The Brooklyn Public Library and QBR The Black Book Review hosted a panel discussion on the topic of ethnic diversity in children’s literature. A panel of five publishers discussed how publishing companies have attempted to insure greater diversity in children’s literature in recent years, and the obstacles they have faced. They also raised several controversial issues: how to define a “multicultural” book, who is qualified to write multicultural books, and the tendency of some publishers to pigeonhole minority writers. They discuss the market for multicultural books, as well as sales trends. The publishers show examples of books with multicultural characters and subjects. close

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Ethnic Diversity in Children's Literature

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165275-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Jul 21, 2001

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  • Jul 21, 2001 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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