This research on children’s literacy was compiled by Christie Allen, a PhD candidate in English at the University of Michigan.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Early Warning Confirmed: A Research Update on Third-Grade Reading [supplement to Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters]. The Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2010-2013.
Blair, Elizabeth. “As Demographics Shift, Kids’ Books Stay Stubbornly White.” NPR.org. NPR, 25 June 2013.
Bridges, Lois. “Access to Books.” Make Every Student Count: How Collaboration Among Families, Schools, and Communities Ensures Student Success. Scholastic.com. Scholastic, 2013, pp. 49-67.
Children’s Literacy Foundation. “Research.” Clifonline.org. Children’s Literacy Foundation, 2016.
Day, Susie. “Why we have to create more disabled characters in children’s fiction.” Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 8 Dec. 2015.
Dearing, Eric, Kathleen McCartney, Heather B. Weiss, Holly Kreider, and Sandra Simpkins. “The Promotive Effects of Family Educational Involvement for Low-Income Children’s Literacy.” Journal of School Psychology, vol. 42, 2004, pp. 445-60.
“Detroit Background Information.” Kids Count in Michigan Data Profile 2015. Mlpp.org. Michigan League for Public Policy, 2016.
“Detroit, Michigan (MI) Poverty Rate Data.” City-Data.com. 2016.
Dodson, Angela. “Picture Imperfect.” Teaching Tolerance, no. 46, Spring 2014.
Elliott, Zetta. “Decolonizing the Imagination.” The Horn Book: Publications About Books for Children and Young Adults. 2 Mar. 2010.
Elliott, Zetta. “Why I Write.” ZettaElliot.com. 2016.
Evans, M.D.R., Jonathan Kelley, Joanna Sikora, and Donald J. Treiman. “Family Scholarly Culture and Educational Success: Books and Schooling in 27 Nations.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2010, pp. 1-27.
Flood, Alison. “Study Finds Huge Gender Imbalance in Children’s Literature.” Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 6 May 2011.
Gambrell, Linda B. “Seven Rules of Engagement: What’s Most Important to Know About Motivation to Read.” The Reading Teacher, vol. 65, no. 3, 2011, pp. 172-78.
Guthrie, John T., and Allan Wigfield. “Engagement and Motivation in Reading.” Handbook of Reading Research, vol. 3. Eds. Michael L. Kamil, Peter B. Mosenthal, P. David Pearson, and Rebecca Barr. Routledge, 2014, pp. 403-18.
Hall, Kathy, Teresa Cremin, Barbara Comber, and Luis C. Moll, eds. International Handbook of Research on Children’s Literacy, Learning, and Culture. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
International Reading Association. “Leisure Reading: A Joint Position Statement of the International Reading Association, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and the National Council of Teachers of English.” 2014.
Lahey, Jessica. “Poor Kids and the ‘Word Gap.’” The Atlantic.com. The Atlantic Monthly Group, 12 Oct. 2014.
Learning Point Associates. “New Research Shows Access to Print Materials Improves Children’s Reading.” Marketwired.com. Nasdaq, 21 Sept. 2010.
Leonhardt, Mary. 99 Ways to Get Kids to Love Reading. Three Rivers P, 1997.
Low, Jason. “Where Is the Diversity in Publishing?: The 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey Results.” Leeandlow.com. Lee & Low Books, 26 Jan. 2016.
Murnane, Richard, Isabel Sawhill, and Catherine Snow. “Literacy Challenges for the Twenty-First Century: Introducing the Issue.” The Future of Children, vol. 22, no. 2, 2012, pp. 3-15.
Myers, Christopher. “The Apartheid of Children’s Literature.” Nytimes.com. The New York Times, 15 March 2014.
Myers, Christopher. “Young Dreamers.” The Horn Book: Publications About Books for Children and Young Adults. 6 Aug. 2013.
Myers, Walter Dean. “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” Nytimes.com. The New York Times, 15 March 2014.
National Center for Children in Poverty. “Child Poverty.” Nccp.org. National Center for Children in Poverty, 2016.
National Education Association. “Facts about Children’s Literacy.” Nea.org. National Education Association, 2015.
Noll, Elizabeth, and Robin Watkins. “The Impact of Homelessness on Children’s Literacy Experiences.” The Reading Teacher, vol. 57, no. 4, 2003-2004, pp. 362-71.
Reardon, Sean F. “The Widening Academic Achievement Gap between the Rich and the Poor.” Community Investments, vol. 24, no. 2, Summer 2012, pp. 19-24.
Rich, Motoko. “Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children from Birth.” Nytimes.com. The New York Times, 24 June 2014.
Robert, Na’ima B. “Where are all the Muslim characters in children’s fiction?” Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 15 Oct. 2014.
Safah. “Why do so many children’s books treat diversity as a black and white issue?” Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 7 Jan. 2016.
Tavernise, Sabrina. “Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say.” Nytimes.com. The New York Times, 9 Feb. 2012.
Taylor, Barbara M., Barbara J. Frye, and Geoffrey M. Maruyama. “Time Spent Reading and Reading Growth.” American Educational Research Journal, vol. 27, no. 2, 1990, pp. 351-62.
U.S. Department of Education. “Start Early, Finish Strong: How to Help Every Child Become a Reader.” America Reads, 1999.
Wong, Alia. “Where Books Are All But Nonexistent.” The Atlantic.com. The Atlantic Monthly Group, 14 July 2016.