Murder, mutilation, cannibalism, infanticide, and incest: the darker side of classic fairy tales figures as the subject matter for this intriguing study of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm's Nursery and Household Tales.
Examining Issues of Diverse Representations
The following are just a few web resources that spread awareness, share resources, and offer news in regards to diversity in youth literature.
The CCBC first started counting books published by and about African Americans in 1985, and since then has expanded to count books published by and about merican Indians, Asian/Pacifics and Asian/Pacific Americans, and Latino, as a look at the diversity gap in publishing.
This non-profit organization aims to promote international books via regional networks and chapters, and supports endeavors such as the Hans Christian Andersen Award to encourage quality children's literature accessible the world over.
Helmed by author Ellen Oh, "We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people."