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Voices of resistance

Voices of resistance

: Interdisciplinary approaches to chican@ children's literature

by edited by Laura Alamillo, Larissa M Mercado-Lopez, Cristina Herrera
12th December, 2017

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The banning of Mexican-American Studies and censorship of Chican@-authored books in Arizona were part of a succession of anti-Mexican and anti-Chican@ policies that were enacted across the state and in the education system. The counterstories offered through these classes and literature not only created a sense of cultural inclusion, but ignited a political and activist consciousness among the mostly Chican@ youth, and reinvigorated conversations among educators about the teaching of race, ethnicity, and culture in the classroom, particularly through youth literature. While most work on youth literature has emphasized multicultural literature as a means of being inclusive, Voices of Resistance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Chican@ Children's Literature recognizes that our present moment--one that is rife with continued anti-Mexican sentiment but that has given rise to our first Chicano National Poet Laureate--demands a more focused study of children's and young adult literature by and about Chican@s. This collection re-examines how we view multicultural and diversity literature and recognize literature that invites social transformation. Using multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives to critically examine a wide range of Chican@ children's pictures book and young adult novels, this collection reaffirms Chicano@ children's literature as a means to achieve equity and social change.

Details & Specs

Author: Laura Alamillo Larissa M Mercado-López Cristina Herrera


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


Format: Paperback


ISBN: 9781475834048


Publication Date: 12th December, 2017


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 16 mm


Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days


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