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Bader, B. (2003, March/April). Multiculturalism takes root. Horn Book, 79(2), p. 143-162.

Bader, B. (2003, May/June). Multiculturalism in the mainstream. Horn Book, 79(3), p. 265-291.

Elliot, Z. (2014, May 18). It’s not me, it’s you: Letting go of the status quo [blog post]. Retrieved from

Elliot, Z. (2016, October 22). Let’s talk about reparations: What does the publishing industry owe our kids? Retrieved from

Flynn, J. E. (2015). White fatigue: naming the challenge in moving from an individual to a systemic understanding of racism. Multicultural Perspectives, 17(3), 115-124. doi:10.1080/15210960.2015.1048341

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Myers, V. (2011). Moving diversity forward: how to go from well-meaning to well-doing. Chicago, IL: American Bar Association, Center for Racial & Ethnic Diversity.

Powell, J. A. (2012). Racing to justice. Indiana University Press: Bloomington, IN

Reading Spark (2016, September 21). Ten quick ways to analyze children’s books for racism and sexism.  Retrieved from

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Tschida, C. M., Ryan, C. L., & Ticknor, A. S. (2014). Building on windows and mirrors: Encouraging the disruption of “single stories” through children’s literature. Journal of Children’s Literature,40(1), 28-39. Retrieved from


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ALSC. (2017, February 17). Passing the mic: Muslim voices in children’s lit and lessons learned in pursuit of equity and inclusion . Retrieved from

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