Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Paoze Thao


The purpose of this capstone project is to examine the effects of integrating multicultural literature on elementary school students and how it helps students learn about culturally sustaining and relevant literature. Is there a call for action, social justice, or a change in the world or the reader’s perspective? It is important for students to learn the importance of these aspects. It gives them a window to other cultures. Through literature review and case study, the result findings revealed are crucial to elementary school students’ understanding of diversity in the classroom and help build an understanding of respect for other cultures outside of the classroom. It serves as a powerful tool in helping students gain insight on their own cultures and of others by finding the methods and strategies that will work within the classroom that will fit the needs of all students. It is important for students to feel comfortable and get them to understand and learn about the specific reading and learning of different diversities.

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