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Two children's books about middle schoolers between cultures
Two children's books about middle schoolers between cultures

A recent report from the University of Wisconsin's Cooperative Children's Book Center reveals the persistence of a diversity gap in literature for children and adolescents. In 2014, only 112 books for young people featured Asian/Pacific and Asian/Pacific American characters — an improvement from the 69 that were published in 2013 but still negligible considering that more than 2,500 juvenile titles are published every year. Authors Ellen Oh and Malinda Lo, critics Junko Yokota and Sarah Park Dahlen, and publishers like Lee and Low Books are among those leading the call for a better balance of stories in the children's literary landscape. But because Asian Americans...

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