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ERIC Number: EJ1165059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Respectful Representations of Disability in Picture Books
Pennell, Ashley E.; Wollak, Barbara; Koppenhaver, David A.
Reading Teacher, v71 n4 p411-419 Jan-Feb 2018
This article discusses the importance of making available in classrooms a range of children's literature offering authentic and meaningful representations of characters with disabilities. The focus is not only on reading inclusive literature with typically developing students but also on the importance of making inclusive literature available to students who could identify with characters with disabilities. An annotated selection of current books, along with a list of criteria for evaluating children's books for respectful portrayals of disability, is presented to help educators choose inclusive literature that celebrates diverse abilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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