The other post is here: http://fairrosa.com/ and the headline reads: Can We Talk of Solutions? Regarding Diversifying Children’s Literature. What I appreciate here is the perspective of publishers and purchasers as well as authors and illustrators. When I see the stats about publishing, I must admit that we have not come a long way since Nancy Larrick wrote about the All White World of Children's Books: http://www.unz.org/Pub/SaturdayRev-1965sep11-00063. This was in 1965. If we fast forward 50 years, we would expect great changes, and we would be greatly disappointed. See here: http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp. There is still a long way to go.
So, these discussions are important. We need diverse books. We need to share those books widely. We need to ask for more.