On an evening when we're watching one of the least diverse Oscars in recent history, one wonders if this is the norm across all forms of media and entertainment.
However, things are changing. We're excited about the range of stories that are now being told about people of colour in children's literature. The Cooperative Children's Book Center tracks diversity in children's books and has seen their figures increase in recent years, specifically in African American and Asian/Pacific American titles.
If you are interested in seeing more diversity in books, check out We Need Diverse Books, an organization focused on promoting diversification efforts and increasing visibility for diverse books and authors in children's literature.
Hopefully by this time next year we'll see something a little more colorful at the Oscars than just the red carpet.