Monday, March 12, 2018
Authors push for black characters in children's books
I’m not one who will sign up to write for specific minority groups or play identity politics, but I noticed with some interest a story by Denene Millner (with her own book company) on p. 10 of the New York Times Review, “She wants more than M.L.K. at bedtime”, or, online, “Black kids don’t want toread about Harriet Tubman all the time”.
She then writes about the need for more black characters in children’s books.
I keep getting these messages on how to sell volumes of books for specific groups, and fortunately have had the luxury of ignoring them.
But there was a minority-focused book table at the NBC Washington Health Fair in DV this weekend.