Conversations at Judson Park: Diversity in Children's Picture Books (CANCELED)

Cara Byrne
Lecturer, English, CWRU
Monday June 22
noon-1:30 p.m.

In the September 11, 1965 issue of The Saturday Review, educator Nancy Larrick penned an article titled “The All-White World of Children’s Books,” in which she brought national attention to the lack of diverse racial representation in children’s books. Since Larrick’s 1965 article, many teachers, librarians, and writers have continued to bring to light this disparity. This lecture will examine the history of representation in children’s books, specifically exploring the 200-year history of African American picture books, noting contemporary trends, and talking about why all readers need books that provide “windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors.” 

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Cost includes lunch and complimentary parking