When Perry Nodelman invited me to write a feature- length article about twelve recently published Canadian picture books for CCL/LCI, I wondered whether it would be possible to link twelve books united in the first instance by time period and place of publication only. Perhaps because Nodelman chose books that he thought might in some way relate to my current research on multiculturalism and children's Iiterature, 1 it became obvious fairly quickly that the books were aligned around two common issues: multiculturalism and fear. One way to bring these issues together is to think about them as dealing with self-other interactions, which John Stephens argues is one of the primary themes of picture books (198-99).
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