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ISU Librarian Speaks Out on Diversity in Books for Children

Posted by isulib on November 16, 2015

Two recent publications from Reference/Instruction (Public Services) librarian, Edith Campbell

from The GuardianMeg Rosoff Sparks Diversity Row Over Books for Marginalised ChildrenThe How I Live Now author rejects librarian Edith Campbell’s claims that ‘there are so few books for queer black boys’ following publication of new children’s book Large Fears

From the New York Times‘A Fine Dessert’: Judging a Book by the Smile of a Slave – Excerpt: Edi Campbell, a reference librarian at Indiana State University who blogs about children’s literature, credited Ms. Jenkins and Ms. Blackall with admirable intentions, but said that the meaning of the image of the mother and daughter hiding in the closet would probably be lost on its audience. 

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