A Passion for Fashion: Studying Fashion through Children’s Literature


  • Dr. Sharryn Larsen Walker Central Washington University
  • Maggie R. Walker California State University-Fresno




art education, career/technical education, children’s literature, fashion, social media, teaching strategies


Many middle and high school students used the internet during the pandemic to delve more deeply into their interests. One of those areas was the exploration of the fashion industry. However, some students may need more background knowledge of this $15 billion industry. This article aims to explore the fashion industry through children’s literature. Reviews of fashion biographies, how-to books, reference books, and strategy suggestions are presented. Teachers may use the ideas in English/Language Arts, Career and Technical Education, or Arts courses.

Author Biographies

  • Dr. Sharryn Larsen Walker, Central Washington University

    Dr. Sharryn Larsen Walker ([email protected]) is a Professor in Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. She teaches courses in children’s literature, literacy assessment and instruction, literacy methods, and storytelling. She is serving on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Literacy Association. She also served as a member of the Notable Books for a Global Society Selection Committee.

  • Maggie R. Walker, California State University-Fresno

    Maggie R. Walker ([email protected]) is the Theater Department Costume Shop Assistant at California State University, Fresno, CA. Previously she was the Costume Shop Assistant for the Arkansas Repertory Theater in Little Rock. She possesses a B.F.A. in Costume Design from Central Washington University and specializes in wig and make-up design.

Passion for Fashion (Walker & Walker, 2023)






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How to Cite

Walker, S., & Walker, M. (2023). A Passion for Fashion: Studying Fashion through Children’s Literature. Georgia Journal of Literacy, 45(1), 20–30. https://doi.org/10.56887/galiteracy.102

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