ERIC Number: EJ944214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Allusions to Culture and Religion in Hispanic American Children's Literature
Leavell, Judy A.
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2011 n1 2011
Allusions to culture and religion frequently appear in Hispanic American children's literature. These allusions resonate with those who share the culture and help those students connect with the book. These same allusions inform those who are not of the culture and broaden their understanding. This paper will provide examples of such allusions from Hispanic American children's literature written in English. At the same time, the article will discuss the social justice issue of providing literature that reflects a culture. While Hispanic American children's literature provides rich content, the number of titles is limited. The number produced, distributed, and shared is only a small fraction of the total number of new children's books published each year. A bibliography of award-winning children's books reflecting the Hispanic culture is included to help the reader locate these books.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childrens Literature, Hispanic American Culture, Religion, Hispanic Americans, Bibliographies, Awards, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Relationship
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