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ERIC Number: EJ1068172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Providing Windows for Non-Minority Readers
Gardner, Roberta
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v4 n2 p80-85 Fall 2008
Collecting and presenting children's literature takes on new meaning when the audience is comprised of students who are affluent and represent the dominant culture. As a school librarian, the author of this article believes that children's literature provides a means by which she can introduce the diversity of society into the classroom. Highlighting the accomplishments, contributions, and experiences of minorities within the context of the library curriculum is a continuous process. In addition to sharing books for the sake of enjoyment, the author works to create a reading program that promotes tolerance, social justice, equality, and inclusion.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail: jolle@uga.edu; Web site: http://jolle.coe.uga.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A