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Meet Josefina, an American Girl

by Susan McAliley, Valerie Tripp and Jean-Paul Tibbles

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Nine-year-old Josefina, the youngest of four sisters living in New Mexico in 1824, tries to help run the household after her mother dies.

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At a San Jose, Calif. library, a young reader browses a shelf of books featuring a variety of main characters: ducks, hens, white kids, black kids. Libraries help drive demand for children's books with nonwhite characters, but book publishers say there aren't enough libraries to make those books best-sellers. San Jose Library/Flickr hide caption

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As Demographics Shift, Kids' Books Stay Stubbornly White

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