MAR Talks: Diverse Representation and Why it Matters in Kids' Lit
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About the Event
In a 2018 American study, it was found there were more children's books featuring animals and other non-human characters (27%) than ALL types of visible minorities COMBINED (23%). In contrast, 50% of the children's books reviewed featured white kids.
It is important for children to see themselves reflected back in the books they read. Books can also be an effective tool for gaining perspective, understanding, and empathy for people with different lived experiences.
We are gathering three Canadian authors (and illustrators) who saw a gap in representation and picked up their pens to do something about it. Join us for an hour of what sure will be insightful and impactful.