ERIC Number: EJ833883
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Behavioral Issues, Self-Esteem Struggles, Retention, and More: The Portrayal of Book Characters with Dyslexia
Altieri, Jennifer L.
Reading Horizons, v48 n1 p81-94 2007
This study examined children's and adolescent trade books portraying school-age characters with dyslexia. All of the books are contemporary realistic fiction, geared to elementary and adolescent readers, and published in the United States between 1993 and 2003. After an extensive search, seventy-two books were located. An analysis of the characters' strengths and difficulties is discussed. Also behavioral characteristics and self-esteem struggles are noted. Furthermore, the article addresses the issue of grade retention and the history of characters' family members with dyslexia.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Fiction, Literary Devices, Dyslexia, Reader Text Relationship, Bibliotherapy, Grade Repetition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States