Remembering Diversity Advocate and Publisher Jackie Carter
Facing racial discrimination in her predominantly white hometown, Carter longed for stories that reflected her identity and experience. She went on to work at Sesame Street magazine, Disney-Hyperion and Scholastic, where she took on the role of vice president and publisher of nonfiction books for the Scholastic Classroom and Library Group in 2004.
Ms. Carter’s dedication to presenting diversity in children’s books was rooted in painful memories of her own childhood in New York State. (NYT)