For young Latino readers, an image is missing
from The New York Times
Like many of his third-grade classmates, Mario Cortez-Pacheco likes reading the "Magic Tree House" series, about a brother and a sister who take adventurous trips back in time. He also loves the popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" graphic novels. But Mario, 8, has noticed something about these and many of the other books he encounters in his classroom: most of the main characters are white. "I see a lot of people that don't have a lot of color," he said.
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