A lot of books start something like this:
image above from Scrumpy, by Elizabeth Dale and Frederic Joos
11-year-old Marley Dias, a black girl from New Jersey recently made headlines for saying that she is sick of reading about white boys and dogs.
I have seen quite a bit of backlash about that comment.
Apparently, some people (almost always white), think that because there exist some number of books about black kids, black kids shouldn’t be complaining about the ratio, and just go read those instead. Which completely misses the point. Continue reading