Uncovering YA covers: 2011
There’s certainly a margin of error present in my perceptions, my questionable eyesight, and the sheer overwhelming mess of a 900+ line spreadsheet, but still.** Even if you can think of two or three examples I missed (and I hope you can!), this is just dismal.
Of the groups represented enough to show up in a pie slice, black characters/models are not only fewest in number, they’re barely even on their own covers.
Charts turn out to be a remarkably effective way to illustrate what is not on the covers of all the young adult books published in 2011—representations of minorities and people with disabilities.
“Uncovering YA covers: 2011” by Kate Hart for katehart.net