Teaching LGBTQ-Themed Literature in English Language Arts Classrooms

Teaching LGBTQ-Themed Literature in English Language Arts Classrooms
July 2017
Mollie Blackburn, Mary Catherine Miller

In this brief, Dr. Mollie Blackburn and colleague first argue that curriculum is a tool for fostering civil rights in inclusive education for LGBTQ+ youth. Next, the brief describes key components related to the selection and incorporation of high-quality LGBTQ+-themed texts, and finally, provides an overview of three pedagogical approaches for integrating LGBTQ+-themed literature into ELA curriculum.

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