ERIC Number: EJ636826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Search for Cultural and Personal Identity in "Arilla Sun Down."
Journal of Children's Literature, v27 n1 p32-38 Spr 2001
Uses a theoretical frame based on human ecology in order to analyze Virginia Hamilton's exposition of Arilla's search for identity (in the novel "Arilla Sun Down") as she tries to come to terms with her biracial heritage. Helps readers understand the process as well as the result of Arilla's search for identity. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Characterization, Cultural Influences, Identification (Psychology), Multiracial Persons, Racial Identification, Secondary Education
Published by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, Evelyn Freeman, co-editor, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
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