This interdisciplinary research project incorporated methods from both the English and Elementary Education disciplines. The purpose of the research project was to research elements which composed authentic multicultural children’s literature. In this project, research-based criteria were established, and a tool was developed for evaluating multicultural children’s literature. The tool created was applied to twenty-three multicultural children’s books. The quality and authenticity were determined along with an evaluative summary written for each book. The result is an annotated list of quality multicultural children’s literature that can be incorporated in classrooms to enhance diversity and create an inclusive environment. The research project also provides resources for educators. These resources for educators are suggested as ways for them to create opportunities for assessing and discussing multicultural children’s literature.
Moving Toward Cultural Diversity in Elementary School Classrooms Through Literature.
Undergraduate Review, 15, 141--165.
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