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Title Stories matter : the complexity of cultural authenticity in children's literature / edited by Dana L. Fox, Kathy G. Short.

Imprint Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, c2003.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.0099282 St74 2003    ---  Available
Description xi, 340 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Sociological contexts of cultural authenticity. 1. Complexity of cultural authenticity in children's literature : why the debates really matter / Kathy G. Short and Dana L. Fox -- 2. Reframing the debate about cultural authenticity / Rudine Sims Bishop -- II. Perspectives of authors, illustrators, and editors on cultural authenticity. 3. Who can tell my story? / Jacqueline Woodson -- 4. "Around my table" is not always enough / W. Nikola-Lisa -- 5. Authentic enough : am I? are you? : interpreting culture for children's literature / Susan Guevara -- 6. Candle and the mirror : one author's journey as an outsider / Judi Moreillon -- 7. Mess of stories / Marc Aronson -- 8. To Stingo with love : an author's perspective on writing outside one's culture / Kathryn Lasky -- 9. Multiculturalism is not Halloween / Thelma Seto -- III. Political correctness and cultural authenticity. 10. Beyond political correctness / Hazel Rochman -- 11. Complexity of debates about multicultural literature and cultural authenticity / Violet J. Harris -- 12. "Authenticity," or the lesson of Little Tree / Henry Louis Gates Jr. -- 13. Multicultural literature and the politics of reaction / Joel Taxel -- IV. Perspectives of educators on cultural authenticity. 14. Can we fly across cultural gaps on the wings of imagination? : ethnicity, experience, and cultural authenticity / Mingshui Cai -- 15. Accuracy and authenticity in American Indian children's literature : the social responsibility of authors and illustrators / Elizabeth Noll -- 16. Accuracy is not enough : the role of cultural values in the authenticity of picture books / Weimin Mo and Wenju Shen -- 17. Artistic triumph or multicultural failure? : multiple perspectives on a "multicultural" award-winning book / Laura B. Smolkin and Joseph H. Suina -- 18. Images of West Africa in children's books : replacing old stereotypes with new ones? / Vivian Yenika-Agbaw -- 19. Use of Spanish in Latino children's literature in English : what makes for cultural authenticity? / Rosalinda B. Barrera and Ruth E. Quiroa -- V. Connecting cultural authenticity to the classroom. 20. Multiple definitions of multicultural literature : is the debate really just "ivory tower" bickering? / Mingshui Cai -- Trivialization and misuse of multicultural literature : issues of representation and communication / Zhihui Fang, Danling Fu, and Linda Leonard Lamme -- 22. "I'm not from Pakistan" : multicultural literature and the problem of representation / Curt Dudley-Marling.
Subject Children's literature, American -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Children's literature, English -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Children -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
Children -- United States -- Books and reading
Multiculturalism in literature.
Storytelling in literature.
Culture in literature.
Added Author Fox, Dana L.
Short, Kathy Gnagey.
ISBN 0814147445 (pbk.)

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