Diversity in Youth Literature Opening Doors Through Reading

ISBN-10: 0838911439
ISBN-13: 9780838911433
Edition: 2012
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: American Library Association
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Surveying the landscape of youth literature, this contributed volume shows how books have grown to include the wide range of our increasingly diverse society.

Acknowledgments
Editors' Introduction: Open Books, Open Doors: Cultural Diversity On and Off the Page
Overview of Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Literature
Voices of Experience: Promoting Acceptance of Other Cultures
Opening Doors to Understanding: Developing Cultural Competence through Youth Literature
Exploring Marginalized, Oppressed, and Under/Misrepresented Communities in Youth Literature
African American Children's Literature: Liminal Terrains and Strategies for Selfhood
Promising Portals and Safe Passages: A Review of Pre-K-12 Latino- and Latina-Themed Literature
The Politics of Publishing Latino Children's Books
Re-Storying Nuestro Barrio: Mentoring Children's Picture Book Writing with Latino/Latina Children's Literature
Beyond Sari, Hindu Monkey God, and Divali: A Critical Analysis of South Asian Cultures and Childhoods Represented in Picture Books
"That's So Chamorro": Representations of Culture in Chamorro Realistic Fiction
Growing Mixed/Up: Multiracial Identity in Children's and Young Adult Literature
The Door Has Never Opened for Us: The Roma in Recent Children's Fiction for Grades 4-6
Building a Core Collection: Muslim Experiences in English-Language Children's Books, September 2001-September 2011
Holding Out Hope: Homelessness in Children's and Young Adult Literature
Bibliotherapy and Characters with Cognitive Disabilities
Korean Folktale Video Project for Multicultural Families and Foreigners in the Republic of Korea
How to Evaluate Children's and Young Adult Books about Transracial and Transnational Asian Adoption
Representation in Queer Children's Books: Who's In and Who's Out
Rediscovering Filipino Children's Literature: Lola Basyang and Me
Further Reading
About the Editors and Contributors
Index

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