Resources on Reviewing ART and VISUAL ELEMENTS in Picture Books & Graphic Novels


If you review picture books, graphic novels, or really any work of literature that utilizes art and design elements, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with some common vocabulary, an understanding of basic art styles, and how those elements combine successfully (or not) in books for children and teens. Here are some great resources, including books, […]

An Evaluation Tool for Multicultural Literature

The following is excerpted from Jennifer Johnson Higgins’s research project. High literary quality. No distortions or omissions of history. Look for various perspectives to be represented. Stereotyping. There are no negative or inaccurate stereotypes of the ethnic group being portrayed. Loaded words. There are no derogatory overtones to the words used to describe the characters […]