Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?

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Mari_ReadsSeptember 9, 2014 – Segment 2

We take a look at cultural diversity in children’s literature. In March of this year the New York Times’ Sunday Review published an op-ed piece by the late children’s book author Walter Dean Myers: “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” To answer the question, we talk to: Dr. Charles Johnson, National Book Award-winning novelist and scholar, who co-authored (with his daughter Elisheba)Bending Time: The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science WonderTonya Bolden, award-winning author of over twenty books for young readers and adults, including Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America; and Deborah Taylor, School and Student Services Coordinator for the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

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