Multicultural Children's Authors
The following children's authors are identified by ethnic origin to assist students searching for the "authentic voice" in multicultural children's literature, i.e. authors raised within the community they describe. Links lead to catalog holdings. Suggestions are welcome. (more...)
|Naomi Shibab Nye||Daniella Carmi||Suhaib Ghazi|
|Chris Van Allsburg||Judy Blume||H. and Margaret Rey|
|Louis Sachar||Maurice Sendak||Shel Silverstein|
|Isaac Bashevis Singer||Arnold Adoff|
|Shonto Begay||Joseph Bruchac||Michael Dorris|
|Charles A. Eastman||Louise Erdrich||Janet Campbell Hale|
|Jamake Highwater||N. Scott Momaday||Cynthis Leitich Smith|
|Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve||Virginia A. Stroud|
The ethnic origin of authors is only one factor in the evaluation of authentic multicultural children's literature--other factors would include the accuracy and validity of the text and the illustrations. For more information, read Multicultural Children's Literature: Creating and Applying an Evaluation Tool in Response to the Needs of Urban Educators by Jennifer Johnson Higgins.
The list is not complete, but representative. All authors currently have at least one work in the Instructional Materials Center @ Bailey Library, Slippery Rock University. Links lead to catalog holdings. Suggestions are welcome.