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Library Trends 41 (3) Winter 1993: Multicultural Children's Literature in the United States

 

Library Trends 41 (3) Winter 1993: Multicultural Children's Literature in the United States. Edited by Karen Patricia Smith.

This is the first issue of Library Trends to focus specifically on multiculturalism as it relates to literature for children and young adults. As we move toward the twenty-first century, concerns about literacy and the abilities of young people to fully participate in the appreciation of a national literary heritage - for information and recreation - are being further challenged by political, social, and economic factors. Simultaneously, and ironically, human diversity, so crucial to the richness of the arts and represented in a mosaic of ethnic, ideological, religious, and racial backgrounds, offers challenges to the very stability of American society.

This issue of Library Trends focuses on research done in the area of multicultural children’s literature in the United States. Highlighted are issues regarding trends in the literature and associated areas over time, as well as the availability and promotion of the literature within various settings.


Library Trends (ISSN 0024-2594) is an essential tool for librarians and educators alike. Each issue thoroughly explores a current topic of interest in professional librarianship and includes practical applications, thorough analyses, and literature reviews. The journal is published quarterly for the Graduate School of Library and Information Science by The Johns Hopkins University Press. For subscription information, call 800-548-1784 (410-516-6987 outside the U.S. and Canada), email jlorder [at] jhupress.jhu.edu, or visit www.press.jhu.edu/journals.


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