American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature (Studies in Young Adult Literature)

American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature (Studies in Young Adult Literature)

By: Paulette F. Molin (author)Hardback

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This book analyzes American Indian characters and themes in young adult literature, outlining plots and evaluating content from a native perspective. Teachers, librarians, parents, and young adult readers seeking information about American Indian-themed literature for young adults will want to consult this resource. It points out works that foster misinformation and stereotypes, but examines the growing number of authors that counteract such messages as well. The book also includes a bibliography that will lead audiences to further reading.

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Paulette F. Molin is a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation, and is an educator and author. She is the coeditor of American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children, 2nd Edition and the author of numerous other writings.


Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Foreword Part 3 PART 1: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE Chapter 4 1 "Wildest Imaginings about Indians": Contemporary Young Adult Fiction by Non-Indian Authors Chapter 5 2 The American Indian Renaissance and Contemporary Young Adult Literature Part 6 PART 2: HISTORICAL FICTION Chapter 7 3 Perils on the Frontier and Imaginary American Indian Protagonists in Young Adult Historical Fiction Chapter 8 4 Running the Gauntlet: Fictional Captivity Narratives in Young Adult Literature Chapter 9 5 Historical Fiction: The Controversy over My Heart Is on the Ground Chapter 10 6 "The Best Teller of Stories": American Indian-Themed Historical Fiction for Young Adults Part 11 PART 3: NONFICTION Chapter 12 7 American Indian Topics in Young Adult Nonfiction Chapter 13 8 Nonfiction: American Indian Life Stories Part 14 Bibliography Part 15 Index Part 16 About the Author

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/04/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780810850811
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780810850811
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 0810850818

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