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Education experts say children's books need to show more diversity




Brad Keywell co-founder and Director of Groupon reads to children at Bright Horizons on October 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
Brad Keywell co-founder and Director of Groupon reads to children at Bright Horizons on October 4, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Every parent knows how important reading is to their child's development, and kids are more likely to read if they're given books they relate to.

But if you're a Latino parent your kids face a challenge. Education experts say there aren't enough non-white kids represented in the books children are assigned to read.

And in a country where nearly a quarter of the public-school population is Latino, this is a problem. We have Motoko Rich, education reporter for the New York Times, here to explain.