Picture-book analyses by Dr. Melanie Koss

Continuing the conversations begun by Christine Taylor-Butler and Miranda Paul, here are links to PDFs of articles by Dr. Melanie Koss, on diversity and gender in Caldecott books. Our sisters in academia too often labor invisibly, and the canon cannot be remade without them! Please read, share, and support their work.

Where are the Latinxs?

Diversity in Contemporary Picture Books

Meeting Characters in Caldecotts: What does this mean for today’s readers?

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