Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children's Literature

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Michelle Pagni Stewart, Yvonne Atkinson
Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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his book expands the understanding of children’s literature as ethnic literature. A diverse blend of contributors helps readers to approach children’s literature from an insider’s perspective, thus enhancing the literary experience found in ethnic children’s books. This collection of essays will inform readers of the cultural nuances of ethnic literature, the signs, signals, and tags that can be misunderstood or overlooked. America has become more aware of our cultural differences, and Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children’s Literature celebrates those distinctions.

 

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About the author (2009)

Michelle Pagni Stewart is an Associate Professor of English at Mt. San Jacinto College.  She has published articles in Children’s Literature Quarterly, MELUS, Studies in American Indian Literatures.

 

Yvonne Atkinson is Assistant Professor of English at Mt. San Jacinto College.  She has published articles in AMERICAN@, A Gift of Story and Song: An Encyclopedia on Twentieth Century African American Writers, The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Critical Essays on Toni Morrison’s Beloved, and Studies in the Literary Imagination.