We also saw that less than a quarter of children's books featuring American Indian content and protagonists came from American Indian creators.
Given these startling statistics, I thought it would be timely to remind my Fire Escape visitors of four great sites to bookmark:
- Debbie Reese's American Indians in Children's Literature: Critical perspectives of indigenous peoples in children's books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society-at-large.
- Oyate: Native American reviewer and reseller of books by and about Indians.
- The Brown Bookshelf: dedicated to uplifting African American creators of children’s literature.
- African-American Children's Book Writers and Illustrators: encouraging aspiring African-American children’s authors and illustrators in obtaining their literary achievements. Check out their first conference, featuring the dynamic aunt and nephew duo of Eleanora Tate and Don Tate!