Diversity in children's books grew (some) last year

February 25, 2015 1:05 PM

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More children's books featured African-Americans last year, but it may be too early to applaud any real change in publishing.

The number of books written by or about African-Americans almost doubled last year to 179, according to the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin. In 2013, the number was 93 out of about 5,000 trade books published.

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