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In today's highly diverse society, it is important to include information in children's education reflecting the diversity they will encounter in their lives. Family is an important aspect in the lives of all children as well as being a diverse aspect of society; it is important that all family structures have adequate representation in a school curriculum (Chapman, 1999). The first article in the American Library Association's (ALA) Library Bill of Rights (1996) states "books and other library resources should be provided for the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people of the community the library serves. Materials should not be excluded because of the origin, background, or views of those contributing to their creation." This protocol is established by the ALA Library Bill of Rights and the knowledge that children learn about family structure in early childhood education; the problem this research will address is the way in which picture books with homosexual themes portray a family unit.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jean Donham


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