We never forget the books we loved as children. Every child should read, love, and own books. Unfortunately, although the diversity of our country continues to grow there is a persistent cultural divide in books that celebrate America’s diversity. The 2013 study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center reveals that of the 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people.
"Unfortunately too often children in the United States are not exposed to print or digital materials that reflect themselves or their culture. This can have harmful effects on a child, as such an absence impacts self-esteem. Similarly damaging is a child's lack of exposure to other cultures, which fuels intolerance and cultural invisibility."