Five Top Takeaways: How Children’s Literature Is Getting More Diverse, and Why That Matters

02.17.2022 Stories of Impact

Raising a Reader, Too Small to Fail, and the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) held a virtual event, “Writing a New Chapter: Advancing Diversity in Children’s Books.” If you joined us, we hope you enjoyed it and were inspired by hearing from our wonderful panelists about the state of diversity in children’s books today, why diverse representation is critical for identity development, as well as innovative efforts to advance this issue. Our friend Mark Swartz with Early Learning Nation wrote a great piece highlighting his five takeaways—check it out!

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