In this day where religion plays such an important part in world politics, it is important for children to understand other faiths as well. Many traditional literature books for children can help youth become aware of these differences from an early age.
Well-conceived traditional literature picture books have the added feature of providing visual information about the cultures represented in these stories. Cultural-insider illustrators and those who conduct careful research can add richness to these stories that can attract visually oriented 21st-century children. With a wide-array of media, illustrators of traditional literature help the authors who retell these stories reach new audiences.