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ENGL 384: Multicultural Children's Literature

This guide provides students with resources to research the cultural and historical context of multicultural children's literature.

Library Research Guide

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Diversity in Children's Books 2018 infographic

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Diversity in Children's Books 2018

Percentage of books depicting characters from diverse backgrounds based on the 2018 publishing statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp

 

1% American Indians/First Nations (23 books)

5% Latinx (170 books)

7% Asian Pacific Islander/Asian Pacific American (218 books)

10% African/African American (301 books)

27% Animals/Other (864 books)

50% White (1,558 books)

 

The CCBC inventory includes 3,134 books published in 2018. This graphic would not have been possible without the statistics compiled by the CCBC, and the review and feedback we received from Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner. Many thanks.

Illustration by Davy Huyck , in consultation with Srah Park Dahlen.

Released under a Creative Commons BY-SA license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

 

 

Infographic Source:

Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. sarahpark.com blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner, with statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: https://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/literature-resources/ccbc-diversity-statistics/books-by-about-poc-fnn/. Retrieved from https://readingspark.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/picture-this-diversity-in-childrens-books-2018-infographic/.

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