3 Reasons Why Representation Matters in Children's Literature


With the work we're doing with "I Am Unique!,” we’ve noticed a need in the marketplace to create stories with representative characters that showcase their strengths and struggles. There’s something about being able to see yourself reflected in the content you consume – especially when you’re a child and your mind and worldview are being shaped every second of the day. If our stories are not told, then we assume the experience is not relevant to others and we begin to feel we are alone in the struggle. I’ve come to realize that we are never alone - we just need more representation in children’s literature (and beyond). Here are 3 reasons why.