December 12, 2011
As a part of my TE448 Course, we are to study literature and diversity. Over the course of the semester we have learned about various underrepresented groups in literature, one of them being the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals (also referred to as LGBTQ). As a prospective elementary school teacher focusing her area of studies on English in an urban environment, I was interested in learning how to bring books that highlighted underrepresented groups into the classroom, especially those pieces surrounding the LGBTQ community. Thus, for my project, I made it my mission to find five children’s books that are a good depiction of my chosen group. These are my findings.