Lily White Titles
As you may or may not have noticed, I've been reading a couple new books this year. One or two. And as I have read I have noticed like never before the sheer lack of children's books containing characters that aren't white. I mean, we all know that there's a severe lack of multicultural lit out there for kids, sure. But have you ever sat down and looked long and hard at the sheer number of whitey white whites out there?
Mitali Perkins posted some info on her blog from the Cooperative Children's Book Center on kids books published in 2005 and how they fall multicultural-wise. Tis eye opening to say the least. Go look.