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The Diversity Gap in Children's Books

THE DIVERSITY GAP IN CHILDREN'S BOOKS 18 YEARS * 1994-2012 PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN'S B0OKS BY AND/OR ABOUT PEOPLE OF COLOR 100 10 10 9 10 9 77 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 12 11 10 10 9 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 37% OF THE US POPULATION 10% OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS IN THE PAST 18 YEARS ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR CONTAIN MULTICULTURAL CONTENT DESPITE THE BEST EFFORTS OF LEE & LOW BOOKS AND OTHER PUBLISHERS AND IMPRINTS THAT FOCUS ON MULTICULTURAL THEMES, THE NUMBER OF BOOKS THAT CONTAIN DIVERSITY HAS NOT GROWN. MINORITY % OF US POPULATION DID YOU KNOW? 57% THE US IS PROJECTED TO 2012 2060 BECOME A MAJORITY- 116.2M 37% 241.3M "MINORITY" NATION IN 2043. PROJECTED ABOUT EVERYONE • FOR EVERYONE for more conversations on diversity, visit LEE & LOW BOOKS blog.leeandlow.com "Ch Bksy and abot Ple f C Pited the tet at" Sata Gaey the Cmprtiw Ch B Centr. Sd Eaten ety of Wiadn CCC, pttn tutrtebata us Cmun h htn o Orng Ooe Man t nt Centun tm ted atn Canun ba t Depatnent af Comm. Deamher 12, 2012, pcomn g techopoputatunita2-nt PRODUCED BY LEE & LOW BOOKS. DESIGNED BY BEN MAUTNER. © 2013

The Diversity Gap in Children's Books

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Over the next several months, LEE & LOW BOOKS will be looking at diversity issues in several different arenas and talking to experts to see if patterns of inequality repeat themselves in different pla...

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