Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2020

Journal or Book Title

International Journal of Multicultural Education

Volume

21

Issue

2

First Page

109

Last Page

128

Abstract

While more diverse children's literature about youth activism is available than ever before, popular picturebooks often perpetuate problematic tropes about the Civil Rights Movement. In this article, we conduct a critical content analysis of the award-winning picturebook The Youngest Marcher and contrast the book's content to a critical race counterstory of the Movement focused on the collective struggle for justice in the face of racial violence. We argue for the need to engage students in critical race media literacy and offer ways to nuance the limited narratives often found in children's literature.

Comments

This article is published as Rodriguez, N.N., Vickery, A., Much Bigger Than a Hamburger: Disrupting Problematic Picturebook Depictions of the Civil Rights Movement. International Journal of Multicultural Education 2020; 21(2);109-128. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

International Journal of Multicultural Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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