Is your child’s bookshelf inclusive?


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Sherman Alexie’s young adult novel “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” is often taught or read in middle-school classrooms around the country.

It’s a pretty typical question: What books have you read lately? But there’s another question that’s not quite as typical: In the last book you read, did the main character or author look like you?

It’s a question that is particularly important for children and teens, whose worldviews are being built, at least in part, by the books they read. Many…



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