Literature For Children And Young Adults About Oceania

Literature For Children And Young Adults About Oceania

by Mary C. Austin, Esther C. Jenkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313266433

ISBN-13: 9780313266430

Pub. Date: 01/30/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Curricula in literature have traditionally focused on the writings of the West. The influx of immigrants from Eastern and Southeastern Asia, and more recently from Pacific countries and islands, has brought to our schools children who deserve to be introduced to their own literary heritage. So too, as American society gains more members from Oceanic cultures, it is

Overview

Curricula in literature have traditionally focused on the writings of the West. The influx of immigrants from Eastern and Southeastern Asia, and more recently from Pacific countries and islands, has brought to our schools children who deserve to be introduced to their own literary heritage. So too, as American society gains more members from Oceanic cultures, it is important that Americans of European ancestry become better acquainted with the literature of the Pacific.

This bibliography includes annotated entries written in English for children's and young adult literature concerning the cultures of Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Australia, and New Zealand. The volume begins with an introductory overview of Oceania's geographical features, people, and customs. The chapters that follow are devoted to specific regions of Oceania, and each includes an overview of the literature, an annotated list of books for children and young adults, and an annotated bibliography of secondary sources for adults. Within each bibliography, entries are organized alphabetically by author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313266430
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/30/1996
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature Series, #49
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Australia

New Zealand

Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia

Author, Translator, and Illustrator Index

Title Index

Subject Index

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