Kudos to the librarian for bringing more nonfiction books to the school. As far as your comment about Claudette Colvin and Rosa Parks, I don't agree with you that one is "more important" than the other. They are both very important to the Civil Rights Movement. This post was meant to bring more attention to black fiction characters as a whole, not to pit two black women against each other. You're going off in a direction I'm not interested in going in. I'd rather people know who Claudette Colvin is than to dismiss Rosa Parks altogether.

But going to the point of THIS post, this still doesn't address the problem of K-12 children from the Board of Education, mainstream white authors and the children's book industry leaving out black main characters in their books.

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