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Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States (Paperback)
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Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States (Paperback)

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Paperback 244 Pages / Published: 09/07/2007
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This book describes the history and characteristics of ethnic and multicultural children's literature in the U.S., as well as related materials published elsewhere. It relates in great detail the people, businesses, organizations, and institutions that create, disseminate, promote, critique, and collect these materials. Author Donna Gilton gives a detailed history of U.S. multicultural and ethnic children's literature throughout several historic periods, relating these developments to general social and political U.S. history. Chapters illustrate characteristics of U.S. multicultural children's books, the major issues in the field, and multicultural initiatives and mainstream responses, while also providing outlines of research possibilities in the field and suggesting other groups of people who should be emphasized more in the future. In doing all this, Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States brings together valuable and scattered information for the busy and involved librarians, teachers, parents, publishers, distributors, and community leaders who wish to use and promote this material with children.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810856721
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 228 x 154 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This book will be a valuable resource....Recommended. * CHOICE, January 2008, Vol. 45, No. 5 *
...examines the many initiatives taken by people committed to multiculturalism in the field of U.S. children's literature, with an emphasis on people of color. The text relates in detail the people, businesses, organizations, and institutions that create, disseminate, promote, critique, and collect ethnic and multicultural children's literature. Coverage includes the history of this field; general trends; multicultural initiatives and responses from the mainstream; specific initiatives from people of African descent, Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and their supporters; and information about emerging groups, possible directions for future research, and additional conclusions. * Reference and Research Book News, November 2007 *
Gilton writes with authority, clarity, and conviction...she expands the knowledge base of teachers and librarians one hundred fold. * School Library Journal *
...highly recommended... * American Reference Books Annual, March 2008 *
...astute observation of general trends in the field including mainstream responses to multiculturalism contribute to the heart and core of this thoughtful discussion. * Library Bookwatch, November 2007 *
Gilton conducted extensive and valuable research....The project that Gilton has undertaken is useful... -- Tammy Meilke * Children's Literature Association Quarterly *

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