Friday, April 8, 2011

Can Picture Books be Used to Introduce Young Readers to Sensitive Topics?

That's the topic that Amy M. O'Quinn discusses today at The National Writing Center for Children blog. She happens to mention as a good example, Donna McDine's The Golden Pathway.

O'Quinn makes a good argument that picture books can be an "excellent resource to introduce and discuss such topics as the death of a family member or pet, sickness, family problems, handicaps and disabilities, different kinds of abuse, peer pressure, self-esteem, etc."

You can read the full article at

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