Caldecott Award, characterization, character portrayal, picture books, stereotypes
The authors read all of the books that received Caldecott Medal and Honor status awarded between 1938 and 2005 and found that 11 included a character with a disability. For each book, they analyzed characterizations of those with disabilities and generated tips for using the book to teach about disabilities. They argue that accurate portrayals of characters with disabilities, particularly the types of disabilities encountered most frequently by young children, are needed in award-winning picture books.
Original Publication Citation
Volume 2, Issue 5, May 2006
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Dyches, Tina; Prater, Mary Anne; and Jenson, Jennifer, "Portrayal of Disabilities in Caldecott Books" (2006). All Faculty Publications. 1551.
TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
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