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Contents Acknowledgments I. The Sociopolitical Contexts of Cultural Authenticity 1. The Complexity of Cultural Authenticity in Children's Literature: Why the Debates Really Matter Kathy G. Short and Dana L. Fox 2. Reframing the Debate about Cultural Authenticity Rudine Sims Bishop II. The Perspectives of Authors, Illustrators, and Editors on Cultural Authenticity 3. Who Can Tell My Story? Jacqueline Woodson 4. "Around My Table" Is Not Always Enough W. Nikola-Lisa 5. Authentic Enough: Am I? Are You? Interpreting Culture for Children's Literature Susan Guevara 6. The Candle and the Mirror: One Author's Journey as an Outsider Judi Moreillon 7. A Mess of Stories Marc Aronson 8. To Stingo with Love: An Author's Perspective on Writing Outside One's Culture Kathryn Lasky 9. Multiculturalism Is Not Halloween Thelma Seto III. Political Correctness and Cultural Authenticity 10. Beyond Political Correctness Hazel Rochman 11. The Complexity of Debates about Multicultural Literature and Cultural Authenticity Violet J. Harris 12. "Authenticity," or the Lesson of Little Tree Henry Louis Gates Jr. 13. Multicultural Literature and the Politics of Reaction Joel Taxel IV. The Perspectives of Educators on Cultural Authenticity 14. Can We Fly across Cultural Gaps on the Wings of Imagination? Ethnicity, Experience, and Cultural Authenticity Mingshui Cai 15. Accuracy and Authenticity in American Indian Children's Literature: The Social Responsibility of Authors and Illustrators Elizabeth Noll 16. Accuracy Is Not Enough: The Role of Cultural Values in the Authenticity of Picture Books Weimin Mo and Wenju Shen 17. Artistic Triumph or Multicultural Failure? Multiple Perspectives on a "Multicultural" Award-Winning Book Laura B. Smolkin and Joseph H. Suina 18. Images of West Africa in Children's Books: Replacing Old Stereotypes with New Ones? Vivian Yenika-Agbaw 19. The Use of Spanish in Latino Children's Literature in English: What Makes for Cultural Authenticity? Rosalinda B. Barrera and Ruth E. Quiroa V. Connecting Cultural Authenticity to the Classroom 20. Multiple Definitions of Multicultural Literature: Is the Debate Really Just "Ivory Tower" Bickering? Mingshui Cai 21. The Trivialization and Misuse of Multicultural Literature: Issues of Representation and Communication Zhihui Fang, Danling Fu, and Linda Leonard Lamme 22. "I'm Not from Pakistan": Multicultural Literature and the Problem of Representation Curt Dudley-Marling Index Editors Contributors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Children's literature, American History and criticism Theory, etc, Children's literature, English History and criticism Theory, etc, Children Books and reading English-speaking countries, Children Books and reading United States, Multiculturalism in literature, Storytelling in literature, Culture in literature