|aCritical multicultural analysis of children's literature :|bmirrors, windows, and doors /|cby Maria Jose Botelho and Masha Kabakow Rudman.
|aNew York :|bRoutledge,|c2009.
|axxi, 352 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aLanguage, culture, and teaching.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aThe metaphors we read by: theoretical foundations -- The historical construction of children's literature -- Reading literacy narratives -- Deconstructing multiculturalism in children's literature -- Theorizing critical multicultural analysis of children's literature -- Doors to the diaspora: the social construction of race -- Leaving poverty behind: the social construction of class -- Genres as social constructions: the intertextuality of children's literature -- Cinderella: the social construction of gender -- Shock of hair: the endurance of hair as a cultural theme in children's literature -- Teaching critical multicultural analysis -- Further dialogue with Mingshui Cai, Patrick Shannon, and Junko Yokota.
|aBringing a critical lens to the study of multiculturalism in children's literature, this book prepares teachers, teacher educators, and researchers of children's literature to nalyze the ideological dimensions of reading and studying literature.