Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook

Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook


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Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook by M. Daphne Kutzer

Multicultural fiction is an essential part of the American literary landscape. This reference helps scholars, teachers, and librarians choose significant texts from both the past and present, and provides guidance in approaching multicultural issues as they are discussed in fiction for young adults. Included are entries for 51 writers, some of whom have nearly been forgotten, others who are just emerging. Each entry provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical information, while a general bibliography of works on multicultural literature concludes the book.

Authors included range from the nearly forgotten, such as Laura Adams Armer, to the newly discovered, such as Graham Salisbury, winner of the 1994 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. The breadth of authors covered ensures an historical context for the issues raised by multiculturalism, and the sections on the critical reception of each author address such important issues as the authority and authenticity of the writer to comment on a different culture. Contributors are of many different ethnicities and include important scholars of children's literature, lending authenticity and authority to the volume itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313293313
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/30/1996
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

M. DAPHNE KUTZER is Associate Professor of English at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, where she teaches courses in children's literature, Native American literature, and literature by women. She has published in journals ranging from The Journal of Postmodern Culture to College English to the Children's Literature Association Quarterly, and is currently working on a critical study of Beatrix Potter.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Multicultural Literature? by M. Daphne Kutzer

Raymond Andrews by Mitchell Kachun

Laura Adams Armer by Linnea Hendrickson

William Howard Armstrong by Thomas J. Morrissey

Betty (Lou) Baker by Thomas J. Morrissey

Nathanial Benchley by Karen Fauls-Traynor

James Berry by Kwame S.N. Dawes

Frank Bonham by John P. Madison

Bruce Brooks by Karen Herc

Alice Childress by Reinhard Isensee

Ann Nolan Clark by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson

Barbara Cohen by Shirley A. Tastad

Beatrice Culleton by Julie A. Davies

Cliff Faulknor by Karen Sands

Louise Fitzhugh by Sherrie A. Inness

Paula Fox by Bruce Henderson

Jean Craighead George by Dona J. Helmer

Rosa (Cuthbert) Guy by Ann M. Cameron

Virginia Hamilton by Janice E. Patten

Jamake Highwater by Linda C. Jolivet

Belinda Hurmence by Miriam Bat-Ami

Sulamith Ish-Kishor by Bruce Henderson

Jesse Jackson by Peter D. Sieruta

June Jordan by Allison Wilson

Cynthia Kadohata by Weihua Zhang

Joseph Quincy Krumgold by Andrea O'Reilly Herrera

Evelyn Sibley Lampman by Denise Anton Wright

Kathryn Lasky by Hilary Crew

Sonia Levitin by Karen Libman

Julius Lester by Laura M. Zaidman

Myron Levoy by Suzanne Green

Robert Lipsyte by Reinhard Isensee

Steven Lo by David J. Sorrells

Sharon Bell Mathis by Susan J. Forsling

Florence Crannell Means by Linnea Hendrickson

Nicholosa Mohr by Tara L. Rivera

Walter Dean Myers by Simmona Simmons-Hodo

Scott O'Dell by Meredith Eliassen

C(yril) Everard Palmer by Lesli J. Favor

Katherine Paterson by Joel D. Chaston

Gary Paulsen by Teri S. Lesesne

Graham Salisbury by Chris Crowe

(Felix) Andrew (Alexander) Salkey by Kwame S.N. Dawes

Danny Santiago by Donnelyn Curtis

Isaac Bashevis Singer by Diana Chlebek

Gary Soto by Ronald Edwards

Armstrong Sperry by Caroline C. Hunt

Mildred M. Taylor by Anita Moss

Theodore Taylor by Dona J. Helmer

Yoshiko Uchida by Cathryn M. Mercier

Paul Yee by Jim Cope

Laurence M. Yep by Kay Vandergrift

Selected Bibliography of Works Related to Multicultural Literature


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