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Multiracial Identity in Children's Literature

Amina Chaudhri (Northeastern Illinois University, USA)

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Routledge
14 January 2020
Children's literature studies: general; Multicultural education; Primary & middle schools; Teaching of a specific subject
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.
By:   Amina Chaudhri (Northeastern Illinois University USA)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   254g
ISBN:   9780367196073
ISBN 10:   0367196077
Pages:   154
Publication Date:   14 January 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Amina Chaudhri is Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Northeastern Illinois University, USA.

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