Diversity in Moco Library Resources

After listening to a recent story about diversity in publishing houses on National Public Radio, I was shocked by the numbers.

A study by the University of Wisconsin reported that in 2012, about 5,000 books were published; out of the 3600 received by UWM, only 271 had a main character that was diverse, according to the study.

The study monitors publishing trends for African/African Americans, American Indians, Asian Pacific Islanders/Asian Pacific Americans and Latinos.

To get a local perspective on the issue of diversity in literature, I spoke to Nathan Chadwick, who is a Montgomery County librarian. He talked to me about how librarians seek out diversity for the reading materials provided in the county. Read the full story.

Tamika Smith

About Tamika Smith

Tamika Smith is passionate and curious about the world. She often wonders what motivates people to walk in their particular journeys in life. A native of Miami, Florida Smith graduated from Howard University in 2007 and continues to give back through mentorship.


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