Multiracial Identity in Children's Literature

1st Edition

Amina Chaudhri

Routledge
Published February 10, 2017
Reference - 154 Pages
ISBN 9781138860179 - CAT# Y177864
Series: Routledge Research in Education

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Summary

Racially mixed children make up the fastest growing youth demographic in the U.S., and teachers of diverse populations need to be mindful in selecting literature that their students can identify with. This volume explores how books for elementary school students depict and reflect multiracial experiences through text and images. Chaudhri examines contemporary children’s literature to demonstrate the role these books play in perpetuating and resisting stereotypes and the ways in which they might influence their readers. Through critical analysis of contemporary children’s fiction, Chaudhri highlights the connections between context, literature, and personal experience to deepen our understanding of how children’s books treat multiracial identity.

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