This study analyzed the content of 50 children's picture books, specifically award-winning picture books created for and/or about Latino immigrant children. Familiar artwork, situations, and characters help Latino immigrant children identify with the stories. Information from this analysis will help parents, teachers, and school mental health professions select appropriate books for bibliotherapy aligned with Latino immigrant children's needs. Based on this study's analyses, two resources are included: (a) a list of 20 children's picture books that address four or more Latino immigrant challenges and (b) a handout with common challenges facing immigrant children and books to specifically meet each of those challenges. Additionally, the information from this analysis will inform and encourage authors and illustrators to consider more adequately addressing specific challenges faced by Latino immigrant children.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gomm, Robert Jeffrey, "Content Analysis of 50 Picture Books for Latino Immigrant Children: Implications for Supportive Bibliotherapy" (2012). All Theses and Dissertations. 2940.
Latino, immigrant, children's literature, bibliotherapy, diversity, acculturation, challenges