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His concerns at the time were substantiated in documentation by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin, which reported that of 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, only 93 were about black people.
The need for books in each category is most pronounced in board books, picture books and chapter books for the very youngest readers, Ms. Clayton said.
“That is where the lack of diversity is still most jarring.”Only three years ago, the eminent children’s book writer and artist Walter Dean Myers wrote an opinion article in The New York Times lamenting the paucity of children’s books with African-American protagonists and themes.
“We stand on the shoulders of giants, people who have been pushing this for decades,” said Dhonielle Clayton, the chief operating officer of We Need Diversity Books, a group that advocates social justice in children’s literature.
Where are the future white loan officers and future white politicians going to get their knowledge of people of color?

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