Frances Henne Voice of Youth Advocates Research Grant
As the demand for culturally diverse children’s literature grows, so will the need to analyze books according to how authentically the representations are portrayed. Evans’ research not only works to address this issue, but also introduces and involves young adults in this analysis. Working with a local teen library council, Evans will ask teens to critically review picture books that match one, if not more, of the teen’s identities. After, the teens will meet and discuss their findings.