Canadian Children’s Literature Portraying Characters with Disabilities
Stories for Every Classroom: Canadian Fiction Portraying Characters with Disabilities
This is Bev’s comprehensive professional textbook with chapters about titles for various age groups and annotated bibliographies of Canadian picture books and novels for young people.
Creating Characters with Diversity in Mind
This scholarly article presents a discussion between Bev and Canadian author Jean Little about characters with exceptionalities in children’s literature.
Picture Book Characters With Disabilities: Patterns and Trends in a Context of Radical Change
This research article examines selected Canadian and American picture books featuring characters with disabilities.
Open Inclusion or Shameful Secret: A Comparison of Characters with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Characters with Autism Spectrum Disorders in a North American Sample of Books for Children and Young Adults
This research article identifies patterns and trends in contemporary fiction.
Mindful Portrayals: Using Fiction to Create Awareness, Understanding, and Support for People with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
The arts are considered as a mirror on society as well as a vehicle for societal change.
Characters with Exceptionalities Portrayed in Contemporary Canadian Children’s Books
A content analysis of 134 titles offers patterns and trends.
Characters with Disabilities in Contemporary Novels for Children: A Portrait of Three Authors in a Framework of Canadian Texts
A study of 50 contemporary Canadian novels for children and young adults that offers patterns and trends.
Assisting Young Readers in the Interpretation of a Character with Disabilities in Iain Lawrence’s Juvenile Fiction Novel Gemini Summer
A scholarly discussion of a critical literacy framework educators may use to explore portrayals of exceptionality.