Best not forget lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender themed children's literature: A teacher's reflections of a more inclusive multicultural education and literature program

For many years, educational practitioners have been implementing multicultural literature about African-American, Asian, and Latino families. Teachers have also presented literature about great leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Helen Keller. However, the same cannot be said about literature depicting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families and heroes. In this article, the author's experience of teaching a multicultural literature program and students' responses to LGBT-themed literature are presented and discussed.
Abstract: 
For many years, educational practitioners have been implementing multicultural literature about African-American, Asian, and Latino families. Teachers have also presented literature about great leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Helen Keller. However, the same cannot be said about literature depicting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) families and heroes. In this article, the author's experience of teaching a multicultural literature program and students' responses to LGBT-themed literature are presented and discussed.
This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Journal Article
Authors: 
Gabriel Flores
Year of Publication: 
2016
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
American Journal of Sexuality Education
Volume: 
11
Issue: 
1
Edition: 
1
Section: 
Scholarly Commentary
Pages: 
1-17
Publisher: 
American Journal of Sexuality Education
Date Published: 
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Place Published: 
American Journal of Sexuality Education
Publication Language: 
English
ISSN Number: 
ISSN: 1554-6128 (Print)
ISBN Number: 
1554-6136 (Online)
DOI: 
10.1080/15546128.2016.1146186
Associated Awards: 
Honorarium
Excellence in Publishing Award

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