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Eastern Washington University Libraries

The Rainbow Representation Rubric: Auditing LGBTQIA+ Picture Books

This page shares resources for librarians and educators to facilitate evaluation of recent picture book representation of the LGBTQIA+ community and the identities and orientations collected within it.


Welcome to our guide for Rainbow Representation Rubric resources!  The purpose of our research is to better understand representation of the LGBTQIA+ community in children's picture books and to create sources that librarians and educators can use to create more diverse and inclusive book collections. 

This guide provides resources for analyzing and understanding LGBTQIA+ representation in children's picture books that were published between 2018 and 2020 in North America.  



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Conference Presentations

As the Rainbow Representation Rubric and Glossary continue to be refined, our earlier presentations will increasingly give only a limited impression of the progress of our research as it currently stands.  Those earlier presentations are supplied below, though, for the convenience of anyone who might have attended these conferences and wishes to revisit the presentation.