In 2017, 9115 children's books were published in the UK. Of that, only 391 featured BAME characters. Something's wrong with UK children's book publishing.
We know that we should be conscious of reading diversely when we're picking up books to put into our eyeballs. But what about the next step? Are we purchasing books as diversely as we're reading?
The Ripped Bodice, the country's only romance-only bookstore, has released a report about the state of racial diversity in romance.