Race Depicted in Children's Literature
Shaina C. Dawson
The purpose of this study is to analyze children's literature and how race is depicted to developing children. The study begins with a description of ethnic racial socialization and the ways in which parents teach their children about race. Next is a brief description of the history of children's literature and how books can be used to teach children about race and other identities. Using content analysis, I analyze some of the most popular pieces of children's literature to address the frequency of racial diversity discussed as well as how minority races are depicted. Finally, this research concludes with a discussion of the importance of ethical teaching during the developmental years and suggestions for expanding racial representation in children’s literature.
Anya M. Galli Robertson, Leslie H. Picca
Primary Advisor's Department
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Quality Education; Reduced Inequalities
"Race Depicted in Children's Literature" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2605.