Sickness and disability in children's literature : using picture books as a path to understanding and empathy (thesis)
In this paper, I investigate three niches within this category of children's books on sickness and disability: books on common illnesses, books on disabilities, and books on serious or chronic illnesses. Each chapter is devoted to one category; the progression of increasing severity in the chapters allows for a culmination of ideas, where entertainment, education, and inspiration are interwoven goals in many of the books presented within the various niches. [From the Introduction]
Thesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Kari Ann Pfannenstein is a member of the Class of 2012 of Washington and Lee University.