Category Archives: The Diversity Gap

Lee & Low’s Diversity Gap studies about the lack of representation in various industries.

Big News in Diversity: Big Hero 6 Tops Box Office

We celebrate a big win for diversity this week as Big Hero 6 beats out Interstellar at the box office, proving that diversity sells.

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Is TV getting more diverse? Not by the look of this year’s Emmys

Since last year’s diversity gap study, has TV diversified? Our literacy and sales assistant Veronica Schneider takes a look at this year’s winners – and losers.

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blockbusters Overwhelmingly White, Male

Summer blockbuster season is in full swing. For many moviegoers, that means escaping to a galaxy far, far away—or perhaps just a different version of our own planet Earth—through science fiction and fantasy movies. As fans clamor for the latest cinematic thrills, we decided to focus our next Diversity Gap study on the level of racial and gender representation in these ever-popular genres that consistently rake in the big bucks for movie studios.

How Diverse Were This Year’s Tony Awards?

How diverse were this year’s Tony Awards? We take a look at the winners, including a groundbreaking win for one talented actress.

Reaching All Readers: New Multicultural Books for Children & Teens

Join LEE & LOW BOOKS, Booklist, and several other diverse publishers for a webinar today at 2:00 pm EST.

We Need Diverse Books Because…

Join the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign to share why diversity in books matters to you.

Interview with a Librarian for Incarcerated Youth

An interview with librarian and advocate Amy Cheney, who works with incarcerated youth in Alameda, California.

The 86th Annual Academy Awards Wins for Diversity

How did the 2014 Academy Awards do diversity-wise? LEE & LOW BOOKS takes a look.

Lee & Low Likes… Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Lee & Low Likes… Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Where’s the Diversity, Hollywood? 85 Years of the Academy Awards

The Academy Awards will soon unveil the very best in filmmaking today. As the prediction chatter ricochets around the web, our curiosity about the level of racial and gender representation spanning the entire 85-year history of the Academy Awards was our next Diversity Gap study.