Literature for liberation: the development and application of black children’s literature
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AuthorVasta, Tessa America
KeywordResearch Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::Aesthetic subjects::Literature
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Sociology
Children's literature -- History and criticism
Black children’s literature
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AbstractOne of the greatest injustices being committed against minority people in the United States is a lack of representation in literature. The curriculum being used in the vast majority of schools lacks representation of anyone who is not white. The few times minorities are represented, it is stereotypical or racist. This lack of representation ultimately silences students and discourages them from engaging in school. Which then snowballs into greater problems later on, fewer opportunities, dropping out, school to prison pipeline. In order to lessen the achievement gap between white students and students of color, improvements must be made in the US education system.
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