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Multicultural Children's Literature : Through the Eyes of Many Children

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2/16/2012
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Summary

A must-have resource for all teachers and adults interested in evaluating, selecting, and sharing multicultural literature written for children and young adults, this widely-popular guide is thoroughly updated to include the most outstanding examples of children's and adolescent literature available. In Donna E. Norton's Multicultural Children's Literature, readers gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the rich cultural heritage embedded in authentic multicultural literature and see how to share that appreciation and heritage with children and young adults. A chapter each is devoted to the following children's and adolescent literature in the following cultures: African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and Middle Eastern.

Author Biography

Donna E. Norton is Professor Emerita, Texas A&M University, where she was a member of the faculty. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of the widely popular text, Through the Eyes of A Child: An Introduction to Children’s Literature, 8e, also published by Pearson, and has authored or co-authored over 30 textbooks and over 100 journal articles.

 

Dr. Norton is the recipient of numerous awards including the Texas A&M Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award and the Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for professional writing concerning multicultural literature for youth. She is also the recipient of grants that have allowed her to research Native American, Latino, African American, Asian, and Jewish cultures and literature.

Table of Contents

Preface

 

Chapter 1 Introduction to Multicultural Literature

     Developing a Study of Multicultural Literature

     Survival

 

Chapter 2 African American Literature

     Issues Related to African American Literature

     Changing Availability of Quality Literature

     Authors Who Write and Illustrate African American Literature

     Traditional Literature

     Historical Nonfiction and Fiction

     African American Poetry

     Contemporary African and African American Literature 37

     Survival

     Summary

     Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of African American Literature

 

     Involving Children with African American Literature   

     Phase One: Traditional Literature

     Phase Two: Folklore of the American South

     Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction and Phase Four: Historical Fiction

     Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

     Research and Writing Connections

 

Chapter 3 Native American Literature

     Historical Perspective

     Authors Who Write and Illustrate Native American Literature

     Issues Related to Native American Literature

     Traditional Literature

     Historical Nonfiction and Fiction

     Native American Poetry

     Contemporary Realistic Fiction

     Nonfiction Informational Books

     Survival

     Summary

     Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Native American Literature

 

     Involving Children with Native American Literature   

     Phase One: Traditional Literature

     Phase Two: Folklore from Specific Peoples

     Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

     Phase Four: Historical Fiction

     Evaluating Historical Fiction about Native Americans

     Authentication of The Birchbark House

     Analysis of The Birchbark House

     Analytical Reading of Jan Hudson’s Sweetgrass

     Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

     Visualizing Native American Culture

 

Chapter 4 Latino Literature

     Historical Perspectives

     Authors Who Write and Illustrate Latino Literature

     Values in Latino Culture

     Folklore

     Historical Nonfiction and Fiction

     Contemporary Realistic Fiction and Nonfiction

     Survival

     Summary

     Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Latino Literature and Culture

 

     Involving Children with Latino Literature   

     Phase One: Ancient Aztec and Mayan Folklore

     Phase Two: Stories That Reflect Interaction with Other Cultures

     Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

     Phase Four: Historical Fiction

     Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

     Analytical Reading of Nancy Farmer’s The House of the Scorpion

     Visualizing Latino Culture

     Writing Connections with Latino Literature

 

Chapter 5 Asian Literature

     Values That Are Part of the Cultures

     Concerns over Stereotypes in Literature from the Past

     Asian Folklore

     Early History of the People and the Culture

     Poetry

     Contemporary Literature with Asian Roots

     Survival

     Summary

     Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Asian Literature

 

     Involving Children with Asian Literature   

     Phase One: Traditional Values in Folklore

     Phase Two: Folklore Told in the United States

     Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

     Phase Four: Historical Fiction

     Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

     How Would Confucius, Buddha, or the Dalai Lama Respond to These Issues?

     Visualizing Chinese Art

     Writing Connections with Asian Literature

 

Chapter 6 Jewish Literature

     What Does It Mean to Be Jewish?

     Folklore and Ancient Stories of the Jewish People

     Early History of the Jewish People

     Years of Emigration and Immigration

     The Holocaust in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

     Jewish Poetry

     Contemporary Jewish Literature

     Survival

     Summary

     Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Jewish Literature

 

     Involving Children with Jewish Literature   

     Phase One: Traditional Literature

     Phase Two: Adaptations of Traditional Literature

     Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

     Phase Four: Historical Fiction

     Analytical Reading of Miriam Bat-Ami’s Two Suns in the Sky

     Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

 

     Chapter 7 Middle Eastern Literature

     Historical Perspectives

     Authors Who Write and Illustrate Middle Eastern Literature

     Values Identified in the Culture and Literature

     Folklore and Ancient Stories from the Middle East

     Early History

     Contemporary Literature with Middle Eastern Roots

     Survival

     Summary

     Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Literature from the Middle East

 

     Involving Children with Middle Eastern Literature   

     Phase One: Traditional Values in Folklore

     Phase Two: Narrowing the Folklore to the Literature of One Country

     Analytical Reading of Hilari Bell’s Flame

     Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

     Phase Four: Historical Fiction

     Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

     Visualizing Middle Eastern Art

 

Author Index

 

Subject Index



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