Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)
The purpose of this directed qualitative content analysis was to determine the historical and cultural accuracy of children’s books for grades PreK-5 that include or represent Japanese Internment camps in the United States and Canada. The research questions were: Are the books about Japanese Internment camps historically accurate and are the books chosen culturally accurate to the Japanese people? This study used the directed qualitative content analysis, which is grounded on the inferences drawn from the themes in the data collected. Following the eight steps within qualitative content analysis, eight books were read, evaluated, and analyzed for emerging themes. Themes that were present in the eight books were values and conflict strategies, cultural clashing, authenticity of words, insider perspective, and the Internment camp descriptions . The findings showed that the historical events the books portrayed were accurate to the time period and the cultural representations of the Japanese and Japanese-American characters were culturally accurate.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
Karla Krueger, Graduate Faculty First Reader
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©2021 Zoey Perrigo
Perrigo, Zoey, "The historical and cultural accuracy of the Japanese internment camps in children's literature" (2021). Graduate Research Papers. 1869.