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).

Categories: Today in Books

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