Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults: A Bio-Critical Sourcebookby M. Daphne Kutzer, Emmanuel S. Nelson
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.
"With plenty of information given on over 50 authors, this should prove to be a valuable resource for acquisition and reference librarians as well as teachers working with children's literature. With the current emphasis on multicultural literature, it is especially pertinent. It serves the useful purpose of making all of us more aware of the excellent literature out there about a variety of groups little taught in our schools. Highly recommended for all libraries." - Reference Book Review
"An excellent gathering of bio-analytical works which prove important to assessing and understanding multicultural developments and literary trends." - Children's Bookwatch
"Students searching for information on authors will find this a valuable resource; teachers and librarians will be able to choose wisely from the sourcebook's lists to enhance multiculturalism in the curriculum. . . . Highly recommended." - The Book Report
"Writers of Multicultrural Fiction for Young Adults: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook should serve well in larger collections of adolescent literature, especially in libraries where readers pursue thematic exploration of titles. It should be included in any collection which serves students studying children's literature from an academic perspective." - "ALR"
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Meet 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.
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