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𝓘𝓶𝓪𝓰𝓲𝓷𝓮 𝓪 𝔀𝓸𝓻𝓵𝓭 𝓲𝓷 𝔀𝓱𝓲𝓬𝓱 𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓬𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓭𝓻𝓮𝓷 𝓬𝓪𝓷 𝓼𝓮𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓶𝓼𝓮𝓵𝓿𝓮𝓼 𝓲𝓷 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝓹𝓪𝓰𝓮𝓼 𝓸𝓯 𝓪 𝓫𝓸𝓸𝓴"

About 80% of the Children's Literature industry is White...In 2018, more children's books that featured an animal main character were published (27%) than children's books featuring a Black (10%), Latinx (5%), Native (1%) or Asian (7%)child.

At LITTLE BLACK LIBRARY, we understand that “When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part.”

Out of resistance to this reality, the idea for Little Black Library was born!

In Australia, it can be hard to source books that feature characters of colour or show traditions, beliefs and practices of other cultures. Not many titles are readily available on the shelves of our major retailers, and if they ARE available, we don't always know the authors and titles to search for.

Little Black Library is our small contribution to the diverse books movement - a curated Website, dedicated to books with black and BIPOC characters for ALL little readers, no matter their background!

How diverse is your book shelf?