This project outlines the great importance of inclusive children’s literature and the benefits of implementing high-quality, inclusive picture books within elementary school classrooms. Additionally, the project provides suggested guidelines for selecting inclusive literature as well as copious examples of high-quality picture books within a variety of subject matter categories. In addition to a thorough paper, this project contains a large online resource referred to as the “Virtual Library” that utilizes technology and graphic design to simulate a real library full of inclusive literature.
Early Childhood Education – Inclusive
First Advisor Department
Dr. Elizabeth G. Olson
Second Advisor Department
Human Development and Family Studies
Lynch, Erin, "The Benefits of Using Inclusive Literature in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Classrooms, Guidelines for Selecting Inclusive Texts, and Resources to Help Teachers, Librarians, and Community Members use Inclusive Children’s Books" (2022). Honors Projects. 822.
HONORS PROJECT (3).pdf (7164 kB)
How to use the Virtual Library_ Click through the Google Slides Presentation to view different “rooms” of the library - Each section of the library has a different theme - Room 1_ Introduction to Inclusive Literature - Room 2_ Books a.pdf (26 kB)
More Information On Each Book (1).pdf (2072 kB)
More Resources.pdf (73 kB)