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ERIC Number: EJ836972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Misrepresentation in Children's Books: A Comparative Look
Morgan, Hani
Childhood Education, v85 n3 p187 Spr 2009
How children's books portray various groups is very important for educators to consider. In many literate cultures, values and attitudes are transmitted through storytelling, often involving the use of children's books. Young children usually enjoy having a book read to them. Unfortunately, children's literature traditionally has not been authentic in representing the experiences of many ethnic and racial minority groups. This comparative review of research discusses findings of selected studies concerning gender, racial, and ethnic misrepresentation in children's books. In addition, it offers suggestions for educators on how to deal with this concern.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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