Children's Literature and the Politics of Equality
This book seeks to help teachers ensure that children develop an awareness of the prejudice expressed in books and other reading material that they encounter. Political correctness in this area is easily caricatured, yet more needs to be done to ensure that children's books deal fairly with bias in relation to gender, race, language disability, and age. The author reviews recent work which aims to counter prejudice in children's literature and traces the historical and theoretical basis of this work. Equality issues and stereotyping in a wide range of books -- old and new, popular and classic -- are also discussed.The focus throughout the text is on the practical ways in which teachers and librarians can help children to develop an awareness of bias, so that they are less likely to adopt the prejudices consciously or subconsciously expressed by the authors they experience.
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