Welcome to Picture Books for All

Children of all abilities should see themselves in the books they read. That's what makes reading fun. There are many picture books that include characters with disabilities; some are excellent in terms of their portrayal of these characters, some are pretty good, and some miss the mark. This blog features these picture books and evaluates them based on standards for quality in children's books that portray characters with disabilities. For more information, see the first post entitled "Welcome to Picture Books for All." (Click here) Welcome to Picture Books For All

Saturday, June 9, 2012

ADL article on using books to teach empathy

ADL article:  
Here is a short article about how books can be used with children to encourage empathy and positive attitudes toward people who may be different from themselves. It is taken from the Anti-Defamation League's A World of Difference Institute. The site lists recommended multicultural and anti-bias books for children. Although "disabilities" is not one of the sub-categories under which people can look to find children's books, "Abelism" is a sub-category under "Prejudice and Discrimination," and thirteen books are listed.  Four of them are picture books. Take a look:  http://www.adl.org/bibliography/

1 comment:

  1. ADL article on 'using books to teach empathy' is wonderful. I've always beleived that "books are windows to the world" Thank you for posting the link on your blog!