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Welcome to Multi-Cultural Literature for Young Adults

In light of recent enrollment data that shows that public schools are growing increasingly diverse across lines of race, ethnicity, and religion (National Center for Education Statistics 2007-017), the focus of this spring's Studies in Education course is the exciting field of multicultural Young Adult Literature.  Specifically, we will explore the work of ten authors who provide riveting portraits of growing up female in Uganda, India, China, Iran, Pakistan, Australia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the urban U.S.  Our aim will be to tease out common threads as well as to understand more fully the difference that is growing up female across cultural borders. 

Multi-Cultural YA Lit Course Syllabus

 Phyllis Thompson     Department of English     213 Burleson     East Tennessee State University     423.439.5997