Posted on December 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Catch up quick with the bookish news of the past few days ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!
The Dutch edition of Omid Scobie’s new book about the British royal family, Endgame, reignited the kerfuffle over which members speculated about the skin color of Harry and Meghan's not-yet-born son, Archie (The New York Times).
Speaking of race: The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education reviewed over 3,000 children's books published in the UK last year and found that 30 percent included characters who are racial minorities, a 26 percent increase from the first year that it analyzed such data (The Guardian).
And speaking of diversity: Froot Loops is under fire for listing, on its boxes in Canada, access to a free digital library that includes "diversity and inclusion content" (Them).
Now for some good news: 92 percent of parents and guardians trust librarians to select appropriate material for children, and 96 percent of them see their kids as safe in the library (BookRiot).
You've made it this far, so your reward is the least controversial item in this roundup: AudioFile magazine shared its list of the best audiobooks of 2023 (Publishers Weekly).
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