Continuing Dilemmas, Debates, and Delights in Multicultural Literature

TitleContinuing Dilemmas, Debates, and Delights in Multicultural Literature
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHarris, V. J.
JournalNew Advocate
Date Published04
ISBN Number0895-1381
KeywordsAuthors, Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Ethnicity, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Literature, Publishing Industry, Race
AbstractAddresses the perception that opposition, backlash, and debates about multicultural literature garner a great deal of attention and seem to threaten its continued existence. Investigates specific debates, dilemmas, and delights surrounding the effort to integrate multicultural literature into curriculums. Looks at definitions of racial and ethnic groups, strictures on multicultural authors, and how commercialism affects publications. (TB)