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.

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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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