Exploring Culturally Diverse Literature for Children and Adolescents: Learning to Listen in New Ways

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9780205366408: Exploring Culturally Diverse Literature for Children and Adolescents: Learning to Listen in New Ways

This collection of original essays concentrates on the meaning of cultural aesthetics in children's and adolescent literature and uniquely tackles the particular issues teachers face today. Discusses beginning literary patterns of a particular group, stereotypic representations of American cultures, imagery in American adolescent and children's literature, and issues of literary inclusion. Theory and practice come together throughout the three sections of the text.

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An excellent resource for Children's Literature and Multicultural Literature courses!

Offering students a full and thoughtful preparation for teaching children's and adolescent literature, the editors of this vital new collection present careful exploration of what it means to read and interpret culturally diverse literature in appropriate ways. Experts provide in-depth discussions of Native American, Asian American, African American, and religious texts and reveal how best to use these texts to help children and young adults understand the meaning of reading multiculturally.

Important Features:

  • Bibliographies at the end of selected essays offer substantial listings of further readings for interested readers.
  • Exploration of the issues of teaching multicultural literature to children and youth and a description of theoritical framework for teaching multicultural texts.
  • Includes essays on religion and an essay on literature representing biracial characters.

Reviewers Are Talking About Exploring Culturally Diverse Literature for Children and Adolescents:

“The strengths of the book are that it continues to introduce the notion of the need for cultural diversity in children's literature discussions and does so in some depth rather than superficially.”
Ian W. Andrews, Eastern Michigan University

“ This text represents an insightful collection of chapters that focus on pertinent issues around diversity. The authors of the chapters in the text deal with tough, salient, and thought-provoking matters, and the writing is compelling and inviting. It will be a great resource for those of us interested in cultural diversity from a variety of disciplines. This is a wonderful collection of work and quite timely!”
H. Richard Milner, Vanderbilt University

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