Development of Texts that Mediate and Facilitate Diversity in Adolescent Classrooms

to Sarah Lightner, doctoral candidate in reading and literacy in early and middle childhood at The Ohio State University, and Dr. Michelle Abate, associate professor of literature for children and young adults, The Ohio State University


This project will form the basis for creating “refereeing texts” for use in the adolescent classroom to help serve as a reference point in classroom conversations around topics such as race, gender and sexuality.

Awards Won

Title Year
Diversity Research Grant

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors this grant program which began in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science.

2014 - Winner(s)