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Talking about race

We’ve added a page with links to our recent posts and articles about race and children’s literature and we’ll be adding more material as we go. Please suggest anything you’d like to see.

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. It’s great to see all the discussion of diversity, but is ‘race’ really the title, or is it a broader discussion that includes Latinos, for whom language and national origins are usually a much greater dividing and/or uniting factor than race?

  2. Roger Sutton Roger Sutton says:

    It is as broad as discussion as we can make it. We talked a lot about the title for the page, and went with “race,” itself a suspect term, because “multiculturalism” seems too loaded and “diversity” too vague. But I do take your point. ¡Hablamos!

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