It's 8.5 minutes long, and probably the most honest discussion I've heard in mass media about why diversity in children's books has not yet taken hold.
All Things Considered then interviewed a Vermont bookstore owner who advocated activism for diversity in books:
This one’s about 6 minutes long. This too is a very level-headed response to what could be a hot-button topic, from a pretty proactive book seller!
But I hope these 15 minutes will give a great background to what this surging movement to get more diverse books published is about, and what diversity really means, as Ms. Bluemle defines it:
Diversity means …”[ ] the book must feature a main character of color in a story that is not driven by racial issues. So mainstream stories of kids having all kinds of adventures and different genres of literature.”
To go back in history, NPR first reported about this on June 2, 2014: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/06/02/318098926/-weneeddiversebooks-campaign-comes-to-inaugural-bookcon
To leave you with a visual sense of why this “weneeddiversebooks” movement came about, I’ll leave you with this graphic from: http://blog.leeandlow.com/2013/06/17/why-hasnt-the-number-of-multicultural-books-increased-in-eighteen-years/