THE MISSING PICTURE: Where are Asians in children’s books today?


Second, there are few AAPI and other publishers of multicultural children’s books. For example Lee and Low Books is one of the few book companies whose goal is to find and publish great stories about children and people of color. This is their vision. They were willing to take a financial risk to produce books like Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki, which is about the Japanese American internment experience, and Dia’s Story Cloth by Dia Cha, a wonderful picture book about the Hmong community’s flight to the United States during the war in Vietnam and Laos. Both of these titles continue to be found in bookstores and schools.

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