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Critical Analysis of Early Social Studies Informational Picture Books: Mothers and [M]Othering

This is an analysis of depictions of mothers and mothering in 25 informational picture books. The author concluded that texts normalize a conception of traditional gender roles, middle-class values, and Other women of color and Lesbian mothers. The author argues the need for more critical analyses of informational picture books.


Anna Falkner
University of Texas at Austin
United States


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