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ERIC Number: EJ814379
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
Breaking Stereotypes with Children's Fiction: Seeking Protagonists with Special Needs
Brenna, Beverley
International Journal of Special Education, v23 n1 p100-102 2008
North American children's authors have not been inclusive of characters with special needs when it comes to assigning the role of protagonist. While books with depictions of characters with identified exceptionalities have appeared on bookstore shelves and awards' lists, these characters have generally been relegated to subsidiary positions, assisting other main characters in their growth and development without demonstrating parallel learning. Children require book collections which explore a broad array of characters, encouraging them to discover real life heroes within and among themselves.
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Language: English
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