Diversity in Children's Literature: Not Just a Black and White Issue

Smith-D'Arezzo, Wendy M.
March 2003
Children's Literature in Education;Mar2003, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p75
Academic Journal
Diverse characters in children's literature have been used for many years to introduce children to a variety of cultures and ethnic peoples. Using characters in literature is also a strategy that is available to educators who wish to introduce children in a classroom to their peers who have disabilities. The article explores both how books can be analyzed and what educators should look for if they are using books that contain characters with disabilities.


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