Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wisconsin's Cooperative Children's Book Center Provides Background for New York Times Article on Young Latino Readers

For Young Latino Readers, an Image is Missing.  (The New York Times, 12/4/2012)

Excerpt:  The Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, which compiles statistics about the race of authors and characters in children’s books published each year, found that in 2011, just over 3 percent of the 3,400 books reviewed were written by or about Latinos, a proportion that has not changed much in a decade.

Volume 2.  A selective bibliography includes more than 350 books by and about people of color published in the United States between 1991 and 1996 are recommended for children from birth to age 14,  By.Kathleen T. Horning, Ginny Moore Kruse and Megan Schliesman.  (Volume 1 covers the years 1980 to 1990.)

Also from the CCBC:

Attention, publishers!
Paragraph 3 of this article points out that.....

  • Hispanic students now comprise nearly one-quarter of the nation’s public school enrollment.   (Pew Hispanic Center, bar graph from page 2)

  • Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of the school population.  (Pew Hispanic Center, table from page 5.)

Books to Match Diverse Young Readers.  (The New York Times, 12/4/2012)

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