How does positive representation in children’s picture storybooks affect children in preschool’s internalized biases compared to books that do not represent diversity?


by : 
Hailey O.


There is a problem with content within literature designed for children and younger audiences. During early adolescence, a child develops physically, emotionally, and cognitively, forming the foundations that will shape their life. Children’s picture books are a significant part of every early care program. Most literature only represents a small population, which does not help children accurately learn about the world they live in. When children see characters in books that look like them and share similar experiences, it helps to build their self-esteem and sense of belonging in the world.