Young Latino Readers Search for Themselves in Books

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Latino students now make up almost 25 percent of the country's public school population. But despite their numbers, young Latino readers still aren't seeing themselves in the books they read while at school.

There are some exceptions. Of course books about the cartoon character Dora continue to be very popular, but most of the books most-read by children in elementary schools still predominantly feature white protagonists.

It's an issue that Motoko Rich has written about. She reports on education for our partner, The New York Times.