Professor claims there are Too Many White Characters in Children’s Books

, Spencer Irvine, 2 Comments

The College Fix reported:

“Forty-five percent of children’s picture books published in 2012 featured white as the primary culture, and 75 percent of the main characters were white, troubling stats that may lead young readers to feel undervalued, according to a Northern Illinois University scholar.”

“Melanie Koss, an associate professor in NIU’s department of literacy and elementary education, said she believes this imbalance sends the wrong message to children, especially children of different races.”