Table of Contents
I. Thesociological contexts of cultural authenticity.1. Thecomplexity of cultural authenticity in children's literature : why the debates really matter /Kathy G. ShortandDana L. Fox --2.Reframing the debate about cultural authenticity /Rudine Sims Bishop --II. Theperspectives 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. Thecandle and the mirror : one author's journey as an outsider /Judi Moreillon --7. Amess 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. Thecomplexity 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. Theperspectives 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 MoandWenju Shen --17.Artistic triumph or multicultural failure? : multiple perspectives on a "multicultural" award-winning book /Laura B. SmolkinandJoseph H. Suina --18.Images of West Africa in children's books : replacing old stereotypes with new ones? /Vivian Yenika-Agbaw --19. Theuse of Spanish in Latino children's literature in English : what makes for cultural authenticity? /Rosalinda B. BarreraandRuth 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 --Thetrivialization and misuse of multicultural literature : issues of representation and communication /Zhihui Fang,Danling Fu,andLinda Leonard Lamme --22."I'm not from Pakistan" : multicultural literature and the problem of representation /Curt Dudley-Marling.