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CHILDREN’S LITERATURE TASK 1 Name: Diedra ZinningerStudent ID:001109502 Date: September 8, 2020Course: Children’s Literature C970PART A: SELECTED ILLUSTRATED BOOK WITH POSITIVE DIVERSE REPRESENTATION FOR PART B DISCUSSION & PART C LESSON PLANMalala’s Magic Pencil by Malala YousafzaiPART BPart B1-B1a: Positive Diverse RepresentationDiversity is positively represented in this book through the voice of a young Pakistani girl who strives to change the world by having her voice heard. In her hometown when she was young, men came and decided that girls were forbidden from going to school. Frustrated by the injustice of this, Malala decided to fight back using her voice. Eventually, she garnered international attention that facilitated change. Diversity is present because a young, Middle Eastern woman initiated global change through a diverse audience.Children can gain perspective for understanding from this book through the struggle of Malala. They can learn that different cultures have different beliefs, but that one voice can make a difference globally. They can gain perspective on how to influence positive change as well as how to advocate for justice andequality.Part B2-B2a: Literary Theme & Literary ElementOne literary theme from the book “Malala’s Magic Pencil” is perseverance. In the book, Malala faces adversity when trying to bring about justice and equality but she perseveres and triumphs. “My voice became so powerful that dangerous men tried to silence me. But they failed.” (Yousafzai, 2019) The plot of the story is centered around Malala’s wish to make a change, and how she gained international attention for her cause despite the dangerous men trying to silence her.Part B3: Quality Illustrations in Selection of Children’s LiteratureQuality artwork is vital for children’s literature. Oftentimes, the illustrations tell the story or help to provide context clues for emerging readers. If the quality of the artwork is poor, it can make for a more difficult and less enjoyable reading experience.Illustrations, visuals, and artwork in children's literature enhance enjoyment and contribute to the development of the characters, plot, and setting. Children often make use of illustrations to understand a story as they read.” (Acrobatiq, 2020, pg. 14)

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