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The Invisibility of Black Male Characters in Children’s Literature Grades 2-5


by Tiffany A. Flowers — February 04, 2016

The purpose of this commentary is to explore, illuminate, and discuss advocacy regarding the problem of the lack of representation of African American male characters in books grades 2-5. This commentary includes a brief discussion of the existing research on children’s literature for African American males, strategies for advocacy, and educational implications.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 04, 2016
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19385, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 8:58:46 PM

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  • Tiffany Flowers
    Perimeter College at Georgia State University
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    TIFFANY A. FLOWERS is Assistant Professor of Education at Georgia State University's Perimeter College.
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