Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Korean Americans -- Juvenile literature; Korea -- Juvenile literature;
Multicultural literature is beneficial to children to understand different cultures diversity in the global world. Koreans started to immigrate to the United States beginning in 1902. In spite of a lengthy Korean American immigration history, few children· s books portray Korea and Korean Americans. This study overviewed picture books about Korea and Korean Americans available in local libraries and universities and identified cultural values and themes in the Korean American picture books. This study also examined authenticity and stereotyping in the Korean American picture books. Few pictures books about Korea and Korean American have been published over the past 40 years in the United States. More books about Korea and Korean American need to be published to help children explore traditional Korean beliefs and values.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Elementary Education
Connie J. Erpelding
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©2002 Jongson Wee
Wee, Jongsun, "Picture books about Korea and Korean Americans" (2002). Graduate Research Papers. 1690.