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Barker, Jani L. – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
Multiethnic children's literature addresses multiple audiences, providing different reading experiences and benefits for each. Using critical race theory as an interpretive tool, this article examines how two African American historical fiction novels, Mildred Taylor's "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" and Christopher Paul Curtis's "The Watsons Go to…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Race, Rhetoric, Audiences
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Endo, Rachel – Children's Literature in Education, 2009
This review situates how culture, difference, and identity are discursively constructed in "Millicent Min, Girl Genius" and "Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time," two award-winning books written by critically acclaimed Asian American author Lisa Yee. Using contextual literacy approaches, the characters, cultural motifs, and physical settings in these…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Youth, Adolescent Literature, Identification
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Rollin, Lucy W. – Children's Literature in Education, 1985
Describes imaginative ways to teach "A Wizard of Earthsea," a fantasy novel by Ursula LeGuin, with teaching time limited to one hour a week for six weeks. (HOD)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Fantasy, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades