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March 05, 2019

RDYL's second issue is on fire!

Check out the second issue of RDYL

Research on Diversity in Youth Literature (RDYL) is a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal hosted by St. Catherine University’s Master of Library and Information Science Program and the St. Kate's Library. RDYL is published twice a year, it's second issue just came out, and one article is getting a lot of attention.

The Cat is Out of the Bag: Orientalism, Anti-Blackness, and White Supremacy in Dr. Seuss's Children's Books by Katie Ishizuka and Ramón Stephens has been downloaded over 21,000 times since the second issue came out a couple weeks ago. There has also been discussion of it on NPR, in People Magazine, in School Library Journal, and all over social media.

So what's the discussion about? You'll have to read the article yourself, and many of the other wonderful articles in the latest issue of RDYL.