Milestones for Diversity in Children’s Literature and Library Services

Kathleen L. Horning


Many people seem to think that the discussion of diversity started in 1964 with Nancy Larrick’s seminal article, “The All-White World of Children’s Books,” published in the Saturday Review on September 11, 1965. This time line shows, however, that a lot happened prior to that. Influential library leaders such as Pura Belpré, Charlemae Hill Rollins, Augusta Baker, and Clara Breed championed diversity long before the 1960s.

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