Intergenerational Reading & Activity Series
Children's Library Booklist
Children’s literature is a significant element in children’s learning, geared to gaining a better understanding of how life works. There is evidence of ageism in children’s books, and ageist attitudes in children as young as four years old. To counter these views, the Fuss Center provides readers with a selection of children’s literature aimed to increase children’s appreciation of various aspects of aging and intergenerational relations. These books were selected based on their meaningful portrayals of age, positive depictions of intergenerational relations, images of diversity, and realistic story lines. Sharing these books with children provides varied opportunities for them to generate positive attitudes towards age.
The Association for Gerontology in Higher Education presented awards to these children’s authors for their positive portrayals of older adults in their books.
Ann Grifalconi and Jerry Pinkney
Ain’t Nobody a Stranger to Me
Caitlin Dale Nicholson and Leona Morin-Neilson
Niwechihaw I Help
The books below, two of which were used in the Intergenerational Reading and Activity Series at Lasell’s Rockwell Child Study Center, depict positive and diverse intergenerational relations.
The Name Quilt
Something From Nothing
The Keeping Quilt