This scale is developed to guide selections of children’s books to support children finding belonging through various identities or challenges.
Directions: Read through the book. Identify characters and topics, including topics requiring care. Then rate. List Topics Requiring Care: List events or emotions that require care in use (IE death, suicide, abuse, trauma):
Burchard, Melinda S. Ph.D., "Finding Belonging through Children’s Books Rating Scale" (2021). Faculty Educator Scholarship. 42.