Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The purpose of this paper was to determine if juvenile literature portrays some characteristics of family members of male prison inmates in a realistic manner. Twenty five juvenile books were analyzed and compared to data gathered regarding characteristics of actual family members of prison inmates. This comparison revealed that juvenile literature does not portray the families of prison inmates in a realistic way.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©1996 Maleea Dudney
Dudney, Maleea, "The portrayal of prison inmates and their families in juvenile literature" (1996). Graduate Research Papers. 1969.