Contemporary children’s literature can be used as an instructional approach to examine a variety of critical issues that are presented in multicultural education and culturally responsive teaching college courses. The author discusses the benefits of using children’s literature to examine poverty and immigration; his recommendations for selecting the right books and stories; and his experiences using three children’s books: Walk with Me (2017), Two White Rabbits (2015), and Jimmy the Greatest! (2015), all created by the same author and illustrator, Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng. Each book is carefully reviewed, and followed by a sample of critical thinking questions used to raise college students’ awareness of matters that impact the lives of children they will serve.
Campos, David. "An Instructional Approach to Explore Poverty and Immigration: Using Three Children’s Books That Pack a Punch." Intersections: Critical Issues in Education 2, 1 (2018). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/intersections/vol2/iss1/5