Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors Through Reading (Paperback)

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Surveying the landscape of youth literature, this contributed volume shows how books have grown to include the wide range of our increasingly diverse society. Identifying both exemplary and problematic titles, the contributors Provide context by sketching out the historical trajectory of diversity in youth lit Organize titles into sections that range from familiar themes (African American, Asian, Latino) to the lesser known (such as literature dealing with incarceration, transnational adoption, and homelessness) Offer guidelines for evaluating and selecting the best in diversity literature Suggest youth-tested programs and strategies to promote multicultural books in the library and classroom This thoughtful and timely book helps meet the informational, recreational, and cultural needs of today's youth and those who serve them.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780838911433
ISBN-10: 0838911439
Publisher: American Library Association
Publication Date: June 15th, 2012
Pages: 219
Language: English