Children's Multicultural Fiction Titles and Their Presence in Public Middle School Libraries in Fairfax County, Virginia Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
  • McCracken, Lisa
    • Affiliation: School of Information and Library Science
  • Recent statistics indicate that many minority populations are not being well served by our educational system. Multicultural literature in school libraries can have a role in reversing this trend, through literature's role as counter-storytelling. This study examines the library collection of public middle schools in Fairfax County, Virginia for the number of African American and Hispanic fiction titles relative to the entire fiction collection and how many ALA award titles each school holds compared to their ethnic population. All had some titles regardless of ethnic population and showed a trend toward more titles with a higher ethnic population. However, percent titles held was very low relative to percent population. Total ethnic award titles collected were also low indicating an underused resource.
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  • Hughes-Hassell, Sandra
  • Master of Science in Library Science
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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