Is there a lack of diversity in LGBTQI children’s literature?

According to a Deakin study, almost a third of rainbow families struggle to find representation in LGBTQI+ children’s books. Booksellers say the lack of Australian representation in queer children's titles is also a problem.

Preliminary findings from a new Deakin University research study show that almost a third of ‘rainbow families’ (a family in which the parent or parents are same-sex attracted) struggle to find books to share with their children which adequately represent their family lives.

Children’s books which do depict rainbow families often fail to depict families from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the study also suggests.

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