Children's Literature Portraying Religious Diversity in the US

Selected References

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Bishop, Rudine Sims. (1990). “Mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors.” Perspectives: Choosing and Using Books for the Classroom, 6(3).

Blumenfeld, W. J. (2006). Christian privilege and the promotion of “secular” and not-so “secular” mainline Christianity in public schooling and in the larger society. Equity & Excellence in Education, 39, 195-210.

Dever, M.T., Whitaker, M. L., & Byrnes, D. A. (2001). The 4 th R: Teaching about religion in the public schools. The Social Studies, 92(5), 220-229.

Gay, G. (2010). Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research, and practice. New York: Teachers Press.

Livingston, N., & Kurkjian, C. (2005). Circles and celebrations: Learning about other cultures through literature. The Reading Teacher, 58(7), 696–703.

Morgan, H. (2009). Using read-alouds with culturally sensitive children’s books: A strategy that can lead to tolerance and improved reading skills. Reading Improvement, 46(1), 3-8. 

Ruelle, K. G. (2010). The grand mosque of Paris: A story of how Muslims saved Jews during the Holocaust. NY, NY: Holiday House.

Schlosser, L. Z. (2003). Christian privilege: Breaking a sacred taboo. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 31(1), 44-51.

Subedi, B. (2006). Preservice teachers’ beliefs and practices: Religion and religious diversity. Equity & Excellence in Education, 39, 227-238.