A must-have resource for all teachers and adults interested in evaluating, selecting, and sharing multicultural literature written for children and young adults, this widely-popular guide is thoroughly updated to include the most outstanding examples of children’s and adolescent literature available. In Donna E. Norton’s Multicultural Children’s Literature, readers gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the rich cultural heritage embedded in authentic multicultural literature and see how to share that appreciation and heritage with children and young adults. A chapter each is devoted to the following children’s and adolescent literature in the following cultures: African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and Middle Eastern.
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About the Author
Donna E. Norton is Professor Emerita, Texas A&M University, where she was a member of the faculty. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of the widely popular text, Through the Eyes of A Child: An Introduction to Children’s Literature, 8e, also published by Pearson, and has authored or co-authored over 30 textbooks and over 100 journal articles.
Dr. Norton is the recipient of numerous awards including the Texas A&M Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award and the Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for professional writing concerning multicultural literature for youth. She is also the recipient of grants that have allowed her to research Native American, Latino, African American, Asian, and Jewish cultures and literature.
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