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Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Keywords

Muslims in literature; Islam in literature, Children's stories; Young adult fiction;

Abstract

This study confirmed there is a shortage of children’s books depicting Muslim characters without even considering the aspects of quality in respect to accuracy and authenticity. Major findings of this research address the issue of the authentic depiction of Muslim characters and accuracy concerning the Islamic religion. Multicultural education, specifically, multicultural literature is necessary and beneficial to the education of youth in America today. Young people need to be familiar with quality literature that can give the reader a realistic look at other cultures. Children need to realize that diversity means differences but more importantly that it also means similarities. People of all cultures have the same basic needs: food, shelter, clothing and someone to care.

Date of Award

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Division of School Library Studies

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Barbara Stafford

Date Original

2002

Object Description

89 p. : map ; 28 cm.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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