Examining LGBTQ-Based Literature Intended for Primary and Intermediate Elementary Students

  title={Examining LGBTQ-Based Literature Intended for Primary and Intermediate Elementary Students},
  author={John H. Bickford},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={409 - 425}
  • J. Bickford
  • Published 17 January 2018
  • Psychology
  • The Elementary School Journal
This content analysis research examined how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and issues are represented in elementary-level trade books. The data pool included every LGBTQ-based trade book with intended audiences of primary (grades K–2) and intermediate (grades 3–5) elementary students. Trade books were analyzed by a range of both open and axial coding questions. Findings included main characters’ demography, sexuality, stage of sexual identity… 
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