Dark Day, Light Night

Dark Day, Light Night by Jan Carr cover, a woman and girl sitting on a bed

Dark Day, Light Night

Written by Jan Carr

Illustrated by James Ransome

New York, Hyperion Books for Children, 1995

8" x 10"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

Children need to see themselves in their books. Rudine Sims Bishop, PhD, is one of the giants in children's literature scholarship. Dr. Bishop developed the Mirror and Windows theory of book selection. Young readers need books that reflect their own lives and books that are windows into the lives, languages, and cultures of other children. Dr. Bishop has taught generations of caregivers, teachers, and librarians to read and think critically through the lenses of race and culture and to advocate for diversity in children's book publishing.


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