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Relevant And Represented: The Presence Of Special Populations In Trade Books, Jessica Krahnke Jan 2017

Relevant And Represented: The Presence Of Special Populations In Trade Books, Jessica Krahnke

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This study provides insight into the presence of special populations in trade books. Special populations are defined as a population that has been assigned a label for the sake of educational interventions; in this case, special populations refer to thirteen categories of disability as well as English Language Learners. Past winners of the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award were analyzed for the presence of special populations, how special populations were portrayed, and any significant patterns over time regarding the presence of special populations. Results indicated a lack of characters belonging to special populations, characters in a special population most ...