Karabo Mokoena
Content producer
5 minute read
4 Jun 2019
8:00 am

Are black children fairly represented in children’s books?

Karabo Mokoena

This online book store focuses on representation and the growing need to increase literacy rates in SA.

2019 presents us with very important conversations around representation and the publishing and distribution of more diverse books. The time has arrived where brown kids have started and should continue seeing themselves in children’s books. The birth of EthniKids I truly do believe that when mothers come together, magic happens. This was certainly the case for Tina Akuoko, Khumo Tapfumayeni, Mpho Maje, Precious Mdlalose, and Kgala Nazo, who are mommy friends. These women engaged in a passionate conversation about the struggles of parenting in December 2016. This led to the birth of an online book store. The conversation was about...