What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books

@article{Adukia2021WhatWT,
  title={What We Teach About Race and Gender: Representation in Images and Text of Children’s Books},
  author={Anjali Adukia and Alex Eble and Emileigh Harrison and Hakizumwami Birali Runesha and Teodora Szasz},
  journal={Discrimination},
  year={2021}
}
Books shape how children learn about society and social norms, in part through the representation of different characters. To better understand the messages children encounter in books, we introduce new artificial intelligence methods for systematically converting images into data. We apply these image tools, along with established text analysis methods, to measure the representation of race, gender, and age in children’s books commonly found in US schools and homes over the last century. We… 
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