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UW-Madison’s CCBC sees hope for more diversity in children’s books

UW-Madison’s CCBC sees hope for more diversity in children’s books

As the face of America becomes increasingly diverse, the number of children’s books by and about people of color has remained stubbornly stable over the past 25 years, according to annual data compiled by UW-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center. The most recent figures released Feb. 18, however, may contain a sliver of good news for those hoping that kids’ books will one day better reflect the population at large.
February 26, 2015
UW-Madison alumna and former Wisconsin first lady Jessica Doyle earlier this month received the President’s Award during the Wisconsin State Reading Association’s annual recognition ceremony. The event was held Feb. 5 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Doyle is a dedicated and long-time literacy advocate who earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the School of Education.
 
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