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Current Event March 17, 2016

Book Characters of Color

Many of the characters in books written for students are white males. They don’t reflect everyone’s background. One girl became frustrated when she couldn’t connect to the characters. In response, she began to gather books about black girls and then give these books to schools. Now that she has exceeded her original goal and collected almost 4,000 books, the girl has started to consider how to impact schools in an even larger way. Listen to the story hear more about this remarkable campaign.

Race Gender Children's Literature

Story Length: 3:41

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 02/26/2016

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