Atkinson, Yvonne

Ethnic Literary Traditions in American Children’s Literature

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Table of contents

1. Do Dick and Jane Still Live Here? Reading Children’s Literature as Ethnic Literature
Yvonne Atkinson, Michelle Pagni Stewart

Section I. American Indian Literature

2. Listening to the Loon: On Finding the Ideas for My Books
Joseph Bruchac

3. Survival through Stories: An Introduction to Indian Literatures
P. Jane Hafen

4. Oral Narrative and Ojibwa Story Cycles in Louise Erdrich’s Birchbark House and Game of Silence
Elizabeth Gargano

5. Alive and Well and Reclaiming Their Cultural Voice: Third Generation Native American Children’s Literature
Michelle Pagni Stewart

Section II. African American Literature

6. The Cadence of Language: An Interview with Julius Lester
Yvonne Atkinson

7. “Way Down in the Jungle Deep, the Lion Stepped on the Monkey’s Feet”: An Introduction to African American Literature
Yvonne Atkinson

8. Trauma and National Identity in Haitian-American Young Adult Literature
Katharine Capshaw Smith

9. For All My Children, or Approaching African American Children’s Picture Books
Neat A. Lester

Section III. Asian American Literature

10. On Finding a Home
Cynthia Kadohata

11. Foreigners Within: An Introduction to Asian American Literature
Traise Yamamoto

12. Acts of “Desicreation”: Urban Space and South Asian American Identity in Tanuja Desai Hidier’s Born Confused
Melinda L. Jesus

13. Examining History: Representing War in Asian American Autobiographies for Children
Rocio G. Davis

Section IV. Latinalo Literature

14. Writing on Violence and Healing for Young Audiences: An Interview with Rigoberto Gonzalez
Tiffany Ana Lopez

15. Art, Activism and Community: An Introduction to Latina/o Literature
Tanya Gonzalez

16. Conflicting Inclinations: Luis J. Rodríguez’s Picture Books for Children
Phillip Serrato

17. Reading Trauma and Violence in U.S. Latina/o Children’s Literature
Tiffany Ana Lopez

Keywords: Literature, Postcolonial/World Literature, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory, Children's Literature, Childhood, Adolescence and Society, Social Structure, Social Inequality

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