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Monroe, S. S. (2008). Check It Out: Diverse Images of the Library Experience in Children's Literature

This article provides an exploration of children's literature featuring contemporary and historical images of libraries as settings for empowering diversity and influencing reading attitudes and behaviors. The featured selections focus on personal, family, community, and international library experiences and events. The protagonists represented include individuals of racial, ethnic, and language diversity. Both women and men are featured as librarians and both girls and boys as library patrons. The featured selections, representing a variety of genres, provide empowering images and positive messages about the love of reading, specifically in the context of the library community.

Subject categories: Literacy, Children's Literature and Reading (15)

Abstract submitted by Janice Newsum, Florida State University

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