Picturing whiteness: The events of 9/11 in children's storybooks Chapter uri icon

Book Title

  • Transnational whiteness matters


  • This paper analyses two American picture books about 9/11 to examine how children are instructed to perform as 'good citizens' since 9/11. An exploration of the complicated ways multiculturalism emerges in these books suggests that unity (and Whiteness) is privileged in these texts despite their proclaimed belief in harmony and diversity.

publication date

  • 2008