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Why is race in the title? Why can’t it just be "All Kids Read"?

Why is race in the title? Why can’t it just be "All Kids Read"?

We received these questions posted as a comment on the Black Kids Read Facebook page. This blog entry is written as an open message to the poster, Tiffany Ellington, and also to like-minded people. Tiffany, your questions are good ones, unfortunately you are asking the wrong people. You should ask the publishers at Simon & Schuster why they do not publish more books that feature Black children and families as protagonists. Ask the publishers at Random House why they don’t have more African American authors and illustrators among their list of published authors. Ask the publishers at HarperCollins why only 3% of...

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From the Black Kids Read Mailbox, March 19, 2015

From the Black Kids Read Mailbox, March 19, 2015


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