Why Not Hugs and Tugs Instead of Thugs? People of Color Interacting Positively in Picture Books

Rene Saldana, Elizabeth Isidro

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A closer look at several multicultural picture books reveals images of families interacting with one another that educators might focus on as one way to counteract the media’s often stereotypical portrayal of the lives of people of color. The simple act of exposing children to books that include references, textual and visual, to a more positive life of relationships is certain to make a difference in their daily lives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-44
JournalBookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature
StatePublished - Dec 2015


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