Rudine Sims Bishop, a professor emerita at Ohio State University, is well-known for her groundbreaking work in diverse and multicultural literature for young readers. Her "Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Glass Doors" became a defining metaphor for what books could provide to their readers and helped to explain the necessity of promoting diverse literature, particularly for young readers. 

Windows and Mirrors: Diversity in Books for Young Readers was created in the winter of 2022 as the home of a class digital curation project for a course called "'We Need Diverse Books': Children's Texts as Art and Activism" offered by the Department of English at the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada). 

In the future, the site will house other pedagogical explorations of diversity in books for young readers.

Access the results of those explorations through the Student Projects area of the website.

Sources

Sims Bishop, Rudine. "Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Glass Doors." Scenic Regional Library, 1 March 2015, https://scenicregional.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mirrors-Windows-and-Sliding-Glass-Doors.pdf. Accessed 6 May 2022.

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