In 1990, the children’s literature scholar Rudine Sims Bishop offered the world a useful way to look at children’s literature: Some books are windows, presenting yet-undiscovered worlds to the reader, while others are mirrors, reflecting the world as young readers have already experienced it.
To that end, in a 2015 video, Bishop argued that we need to books to be diverse, so that all sorts of kids can use them to understand more about themselves, as well as the lives of others.
For everyone looking to provide young people with both windows and mirrors in 2019, these books, all organized by age group, are a good place to start. Read more…
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Natasha Pinon