This edition of Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States addresses both quantitative and more qualitative changes in this field over the last decade. Quantitative changes include more authors, books, and publishers; book review sources, booklists, and awards; organizations, institutions, and websites; and criticism and other scholarship. Qualitative changes include: -More support for new and emerging writers and illustrators; -Promotion of multicultural literature both in the U.S. and around the world, as well as developments in global literature; -Developments in the literatures described throughout this book, as well as in research supporting this literature; -The impact of technology; -Characteristics and activities of four adult audiences that use and promote multicultural children's literature, and -Changes in leaders and their organizations. This is still a single reference source for busy and involved librarians, teachers, parents, scholars, publishers, distributors, and community leaders. Most books on multicultural children's literature are written especially for teachers, librarians, and scholars. They may be introductions to the literature, selection tools, teaching guides, or very theoretical books on choosing, evaluating, and using these materials. Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States focuses much more on the history of the development of this literature, from the nineteenth century to the present day. This book provides much more of a cultural and political context for the early development of this literature. It emphasizes the "self-determining" viewpoints and activities of diverse people as they produce materials for the young. Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature... describes organizations, events, activities, and other contributions of diverse writers, illustrators, publishers, researchers, scholars, librarians, educators, and parents. It also describes trends in the research on the literature. It elaborates more on ways in which diversity is still an issue in publishing companies and an extended list of related industries. It describes related literature from outside of the U.S. and makes connections to traditional global literature. Last, Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature, shows the impact of multiculturalism on education, libraries, and the mainstream culture, in general. While the other books on multiculturalism focus on how to find, evaluate, and use multicultural materials, especially in schools and libraries, this book is concerned over whether and how books are produced in the first place and how this material impact the broader society. In many ways, it supplements other books on multicultural children's literature.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 233 x 160 x 37 mm
Edition: Second Edition