Posts Tagged "Krista Aronson"

Collection Launched!

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Diverse & Global Books, Events & Presentations  | Comments Off on Collection Launched!

Collection Launched!

We had a delightful gathering for our reception last Thursday for The Picture Book Project: A Bates College Collection Portraying People of Color.   The Picture Book Project team: Bates College Professor Krista Aronson, with baby Hope; me; students Gift Pola Kiti, Caroline Kern and Brenna Callahan   Attendees included students and faculty from Bates and people from the wider community including Tilbury House, the Maine State Library, and the Maine Humanities Council…            and best of all, children....

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The Picture Book Project

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Diverse & Global Books, Events & Presentations , Race & Culture | Comments Off on The Picture Book Project

The Picture Book Project

You are invited to the launch of  The Picture Book Project A Bates College Collection Portraying People of Color May 21st  4-6pm Bates College Ladd Library RSVP ralbitz@bates.edu Light refreshments will be served Come celebrate with other parents, teachers, librarians, authors, illustrators, publishers and researchers who share an interest in diverse children's books. Hear about the collection, peruse the books and learn how you can check them out for personal or professional use. Founded by Krista Aronson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Bates, in collaboration with Anne Sibley...

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Cross-Group Books

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Diverse & Global Books | 3 comments

Cross-Group Books

In, “How Cross-Racial Scenes in Picture Books Build Acceptance,” the piece Krista Aronson and I co-authored for the online version of School Library Journal’s Diversity issue, we presented an overview of research demonstrating that children’s books depicting positive cross-racial interactions could reduce prejudicial attitudes. Here is the list of books we identified that portray friendship and fun between characters of different races. (The first racial group listed is that of the point-of-view and/or interaction-initiating character.) Bein’ Friends by Karen...

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School Library Journal Diversity Issue

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Changing White Mind, Race & Culture | Comments Off on School Library Journal Diversity Issue

School Library Journal Diversity Issue

SLJ has just published a Diversity issue, and my colleague, Bates College Psychology Professor Krista Aronson, and I have a piece in it, based on Krista’s research: “How Cross-Racial Scenes in Picture Books Build Acceptance.”

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