American Indian Themes in Young Adult Literature

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Scarecrow Press, 2005 - 183 Seiten
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 will find essential analytical information about a cross-section of literature with American Indian protagonists, narratives, and settings. Reviews of young adult publications with American Indian themes are also examined, demonstrating how too many reviewers reinforce, and even honor, stereotypical works. Divided into three sections centering on a range of fiction and nonfiction featuring richly diverse tribal groups across a variety of settings and time periods, the book begins with contemporary selections, examining young adult fiction by non-Indian authors as well as a growing number of native authors. The next section is devoted to historical fiction, the most popular American Indian-themed novels for young adults. The last section examines nonfiction work, including memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, and poetry. A rich bibliography leads readers to other resources.
 

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Wildest Imaginings about Indians Contemporary Young Adult Fiction by NonIndian Authors
3
The American Indian Renaissance and Contemporary Young Adult Literature
27
Historical Fiction
45
Perils on the Frontier and Imaginary American Indian Protagonists in Young Adult Historical Fiction
47
Running the Gauntlet Fictional Captivity Narratives in Young Adult Literature
65
Historical Fiction The Controversy over My Heart Is on the Ground
81
The Best Teller of Stories American IndianThemed Historical Fiction for Young Adults
93
Nonfiction
109
American Indian Topics in Young Adult Nonfiction
111
Nonfiction American Indian Life Stories
125
Bibliography
145
Index
167
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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.

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