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ERIC Number: EJ1119279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1521-7779
What's on Our Bookshelves? The Diversity of Children's Literature in Early Childhood Classroom Libraries
Crisp, Thomas; Knezek, Suzanne M.; Quinn, Margaret; Bingham, Gary E.; Girardeau, Kristy; Starks, Francheska
Journal of Children's Literature, v42 n2 p29-42 Fall 2016
The purpose of this article is to investigate representations of diversity in books included in early childhood classroom libraries. The authors hope to contribute to ongoing, critical conversations in the field by providing preliminary baseline data that verify and underscore the need for increased critical attention toward the books selected for inclusion in classroom libraries. This content analysis explores issues related to representations of diversity in classroom libraries, providing practical solutions for teachers seeking to diversify their classroom book collections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A