Nation’s libraries showcase multicultural resources as uptick in demand for multicultural children’s books continues

“Our nation is becoming more diverse, and libraries are working to step up to the challenge of providing multilingual and multicultural resources. Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanics and Native Americans will constitute the majority of Americans. On April 30, families and children will celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), in public and school libraries. Also known as Día! Diversity in Action, this initiative will provide an opportunity for hundreds of libraries to showcase services that celebrate our nation’s rich cultural tapestry. Libraries continue their commitment to connecting children and their families to multicultural books, bilingual services and educational resources and support the need for children and families to have access to materials that mirror their culture, as well as provide a window to others.” (via ALA)

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