Date of Award

Spring 2020

Document Type




First Reader

Professor Carrie Sharp

Second Reader

Dr. Kathy Collins

Third Reader

Dr. Kevin C. Motl


By applying a historical study of the author, Patricia Polacco, the thematic perspective is evident in her books. Many do not see those hidden life lessons due to the stereotypical norms of picture books. The reader will learn how Patricia Polacco's life lessons may not be hidden to the viewer.



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