1st Edition

Representations of Slavery in Children’s Picture Books Teaching and Learning about Slavery in K-12 Classrooms

By Raphael Rogers Copyright 2018
    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    Drawing on critical race theory, critical race feminism, critical multicultural analysis, and intertextuality this book examines how slavery is represented in contemporary children’s picture books. Through analysis of recently published picture books about slavery, Rogers discusses how these books engage with and respond to the historiography of the institution of slavery. Exploring how contemporary writers and illustrators have represented the institution of slavery, Rogers presents a critical and responsible approach for reading and using picture books in K-12 classrooms and demonstrates how these picture books about slavery continue to perform important cultural work.

    Chapter 1: Slavery on Their Minds

    Chapter 2: Framing a Method to Examine Picture Book About Slavery

    Chapter 3: Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride

    Chapter 4: Moses: When Harriet Led Her People to Freedom

    Chapter 5: Freedom’s a-Callin me

    Chapter 6: I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery

    Chapter 7: January’s Sparrow

    Chapter 8: Night Running: How James Escaped with the Help of His Faithful Dog

    Chapter 9: I Want to be Free

    Chapter 10: Show Way

    Chapter 11: Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans

    Chapter 12: Conclusion


    Raphael E. Rogers is Associate Professor of Practice in the Education Department at Clark University, USA.