Multicultural Literature

Age Level: 14–up  Grade Level: 9–12

Designed to make a great work of literature more accessible to the reader, these introductions to multicultural literature and literary criticism are geared toward the high school student. Each title focuses on a classic work of literature and explains various literary devices and techniques. By including relevant biographical background on the authors, these books will be excellent resources for book reports and term papers.

  • Literary criticism for high school students
  • Designed to make great works of literature more accessible to the reader
  • Includes relevant biographical background on authors
  • Places work of literature in historical context
  • Supports the English/Language Arts and Literature curricula
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4” or 6” x 8 1/2”
  • 112–152pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Spring 2008
  • Series Lexile: 1220
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A Reader's Guide to Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

A Reader's Guide to Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

Pamela Loos
Amy Tan's THE JOY LUCK CLUB is one of the most well-known and appreciated works by a contemporary Asian-American author. Published in 1989, it was on the NEW YORK TIMES best-seller list for many months and was nominated for many awards...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2832-6
Binding: Library Ed.
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A Reader's Guide to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

A Reader's Guide to Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

George Shea
Chinua Achebe’s THINGS FALL APART stands as much a piece of cultural anthropology as it is a work of literature. It is a balanced, living portrait of a civilization and culture, a way of life, that existed for thousands of years before the coming of colonialism...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-2831-9
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A Reader’s Guide to Gary Soto’s Taking Sides

A Reader’s Guide to Gary Soto’s Taking Sides

Jen Jones Donatelli
On the surface, TAKING SIDES appears to be a novel with a simple plot: What happens when a junior high basketball player essentially goes from rags to riches. Yet the plotlines in the book also deal with bigger issues, such as divorce, cultural differences, poverty, and violence...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3168-5
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A Reader’s Guide to Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

A Reader’s Guide to Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis

Heather Lee Schroeder
Reviewers do not always know quite how to approach Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel PERSEPOLIS. Is it a memoir? A novel? A comic book? Ultimately, while one can debate the category of PERSEPOLIS, there is no denying that the work has sparked discussion where little had existed before...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3166-1
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A Reader’s Guide to Richard Wright’s Black Boy

A Reader’s Guide to Richard Wright’s Black Boy

Maurene J. Hinds
Credited with developing the protest novel, Richard Wright became the first best-selling African-American writer of the twentieth century. Regarded by many as a masterpiece, his book BLACK BOY took the literary tradition of the narrative to new heights by providing a first-hand account of living in the South as an African American male during the Jim Crow era...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3165-4
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A Reader’s Guide to Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street

A Reader’s Guide to Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street

Ann Angel
Sandra Cisneros has overcome many hardships, including poverty and racism, to become a unique voice of Mexican-American literature. Her first novel, THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, was written so that everyone who picked it up would be able to read it...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3167-8
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