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ERIC Number: EJ1162688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
Reading Refugee Stories: Five Common Themes among Picture Books with Refugee Characters
Nath, Lopita; Grote-Garcia, Stephanie
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v5 n2 p130-141 Win 2017
The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program offers a quick path to permanent residency and adjustment to the United States, with the major objectives of economic success, community involvement, and local integration. The success of the program partly depends on the response of the American community towards refugees. Using the foundational idea that multicultural literature encourages learners to respect and accept people who are different from themselves, this article identifies five common themes among picture books with refugee characters. A total of 17 books were analyzed. A product of this research is a list of suggested picture books for exploring social inclusion with young readers. The list is organized to reflect the lessons or themes pulled from the analyzed texts. Suggestions for classroom discussions are also provided.
Texas Journal of Literacy Education. Sam Houston State University, 1908 Bobby Marks Drive Box 2119, Huntsville, TX 77341. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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