Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This research study examined the content of books read by children and youth in grades three through twelve to determine how Iowa is portrayed in books published in the period from 1980 to the present. Questions studied were:
1. What characteristics of Iowa are found most frequently in fiction books for children and youth?
2. How accurate are these portrayals in reflecting the actual 3 characteristics of the state as reported in the 1980 and 1990 census?
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
Barbara R. Safford
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©1994 Jeanette Gerrietts
Gerrietts, Jeanette, "The Portrayal of Iowa in Fiction Books for Children and Young Adults" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 2845.