A new report paints a grim picture of child poverty in America.

FOX News Radio's Joe Chiaro reports:

The KIDS COUNT Data Book reveals that 22 percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013... More than before the Great Recession. That compares with 18 percent just five years earlier.

Poverty rates were nearly double among African-Americans and American Indians. Problems were most severe in the south and southwest.

The report, released from the child advocacy group the Annie E. Casey Foundation, showed some signs of slight improvement, including high school graduation rates at an all-time high and a dipping percentage of uninsured children.

But, the bright spots weren't enough to offset a picture that many children have been left behind.

Joe Chiaro, FOX News Radio.