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Out of sight: the censoring of family diversity in picture books

Sarah Mokrycki

2019

Family diversity has long been censored, silenced, and ignored in Australian picture books. Despite its long running representation in books for older readers, the concept of exploring family diversity at picture book levels remains nothing short of radical. This essay will examine what it means to be a family, the issues surrounding family diversity in picture books, and why such books deserve to be championed.