Insiders, outsiders, and the question of authenticity: who shall write for African American children?

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Author: Nina Mikkelsen
Date: Spring 1998
From: African American Review(Vol. 32, Issue 1)
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 10,368 words

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One of the main concerns of supporters of multicultural stories for children is the authenticity of literature written for African American children. An analysis of children's literature reveals that the multicultural book is thoroughly researched to provide realistic dimensions and historical data. Research also indicate that African American story collectors and authors possess the critical expertise needed in choosing the best multicultural stories for children.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A20610470