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Our Research & Related Readings

A selection of research published by the Diverse BookFinder team:

Aronson, K.M. O’Brien, A.S. (2014) How Cross-Racial Scenes in Picture Books Build AcceptanceSchool Library Journal, blog.

Aronson, K. M., Stefanile, C., Matera, C., Nerini, A., Grisolaghi, J., Romani, G., Massai, F., Antonelli, P., Ferraresi, L. & Brown, R. (2016). Telling tales in school: Extended contact interventions in the classroom. Journal Of Applied Social Psychology46(4), 229-241. doi:10.1111/jasp.12358

Aronson, K. M., & Brown, R. (2013). Acculturation and social attitudes among majority children. International Journal Of Intercultural Relations37(3), 313-322. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2013.02.004

DiverseBookFinder team -- Multicultural Picture Book Data: A First-Ever Look 

Related Readings:

The Need for Multicultural Books

Adichie. C. N. TEDGlobal. (Producer). (2009). The danger of a single story
Bishop, Rudine Sims. (1990). Mirrors, windows and sliding glass doors. Originally appeared in Perspectives: Choosing and using books for the classroom, Vol 6, no 3, Summer 1990.
Erlich, H. (2015, March 5). The diversity gap in children's publishing, 2015. Lee & Low Books, The Open Book (blog).
Larrick, N. (1965). The all-White world of children’s booksSaturday Review, 11, 63-65, 84-85.
Maclean, K. (2016, March 1). What we talk about when we talk about diversity. Kyo Maclean Kids (blog).
Myers, W.D. ( 2104, March 15). Where are the people of color in children's books? The New York Times, pp. SR1, New York Edition.
Myers, C. (2014, March 16). The apartheid of children's literature. The New York Times, pp. SR1, National Edition.

Guidance on Evaluating Authenticity in Multicultural Books:

Leitich Smith, C. "Diversity and Inclusion in Children’s and Young Adult Books"

What We Do All Day blog -- "Multicultural and Diverse Children's Books"

Pragmatic Mom blog -- "Multicultural Books for Children: 60+ Book Lists"

"We Publish Diverse Children's and YA Books, More than 40 Publishers Share Their 2016 Titles"

American Indians in Children's Literature -- "Best Books"

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