Date of Graduation

Spring 2018

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Strategic & Organizational Communications

Research Sponsor

Dr. Mary Triece

First Reader

Dr. Renee Mudrey

Second Reader

Dr. Kathleen Clark


The project begins with the introduction and the intent of the project and of the children's book itself, and the literature supporting children's cognitive development and the steps required to write a children's book. The book is a story with the purpose of normalizing differences and diversity at an early age. Part D of the project is a companion to the book directed towards parents and teachers in order to continue the conversation with their children discussing diversity and normalizing them.