Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A06. Children’s Literature in a Multicultural Society

How are Blacks, Asians, Latinos, American Indians, and gays represented in books for children and young adults? How should they be represented? What controversies have these representations sparked? We will read and discuss such books as Monster, Boy Meets Boy, American Born Chinese, Remember, The Friendship, Flight, and Brother Eagle, Sister Sky—examining words and pictures, considering issues of genre, and researching historical backgrounds. Students will do group projects and will write frequently.

Beverly Lyon ClarkBeverly Lyon Clark
Professor of English