Quick Facts on Multicultural Publishing

· According to a 2013 study published by the Gena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, only 19.5 percent of female characters in children’s media are shown working. Compare that to the 80.5 percent of their male characters with career aspirations.

· Despite the fact that the number of diverse books has continued to increase, the number of people of color creating them has not. In 2017, just 7% of new children's books published were written by Black, Latinx, and Native authors combined, up only 1% from 2016. That means that the majority of books, including diverse books, are being written by White authors

· Books that are about Black people or about Muslims or about Asians can also find a home and be loved by people who are not of that culture.

· In a study of over 500 children’s books, only one-forth contained female characters.