Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Picture books for children--Educational aspects; Multicultural education; Multiculturalism in literature;
Multicultural children’s picture books offer readers views into far away places that can be similar or very different from that of the reader. These picture books can be used to enhance the Social Studies curriculum by offering students new perspectives on other cultures. The researcher employed the five dimensions of global perspectives developed by Robert G. Hanvey (1976) and criteria from the Iowa Core Curriculum Social Studies Standards (grades 3-5), to determine the titles that best exemplified the criteria. Review of related literature included the topics of multicultural education, multicultural literature and reader-text-relationships. The project consists of an annotated bibliography of twenty multicultural picture books selected for purchase to incorporate into the Social Studies curriculum. The annotations include suggested thematic connections.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Division of School Library Studies
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
© 2012 Dawn M. Goodale
Goodale, Dawn M., "Multicultural picture books: Windows and mirrors" (2012). Graduate Research Papers. 16.