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Examining Multicultural Picture Books for the Early Childhood Classroom: Possibilities and Pitfalls


Picture books that depict the variety of ethnic, racial, and cultural groups within U.S. society (known generally as multicultural picture books) allow young children opportunities to develop their understanding of others, while affirming children of diverse backgrounds. This paper discusses the possibilities and the pitfalls involved in the selection of multicultural literature for use with young children.

  • Author/Creator: Mendoza, Jean, Reese, Debbie
  • Date Published: 00-00
  • Year: 2001

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