ENGL 239 Native American Children’s Literature

This course is an introductory study of Native American children’s books, with established literary criteria being applied to a variety of literature: stories in the oral tradition; read-aloud and picture story books; folk and fairy tales; creation stories; pour quoi; myths and legends; historical fiction; contemporary realistic fiction; nonfiction, including biographies and informational books. Techniques used to identify and meet the needs and interests of students through Native American literature will be studied, and students will also write contemporary Native American stories.