neaToday April 3, 2024 by Cindy Long

It’s an exciting time for children’s literature and diverse books. Every year, more new titles hit the market with a rainbow of diverse characters to capture the imaginations of children. But there are just as many terrific new titles in nonfiction for young readers, and in many cases, kids prefer those to fiction.

And that’s a fact!

A study published in the Journal of Literacy Researchfound that more than 80 percent of first-graders chose nonfiction when picking their own book, the Washington Post reports.

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