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AIS 235

AIS 235: American Indian Youth Literature: Learning to tell the Good from the Bad

(3 units)

Surveys the history, cultural and political dimensions, and impact of children’s and young adult literature, including picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and young adult novels. Focuses on the importance of works by Indigenous authors and illustrators who support the growth and understanding of tribal sovereignty. Analyses of award-winning, classic, and popular books will create awareness of the pitfalls and possibilities of children’s books and how books can shape peoples’ behaviors and decision-making as adults, especially for those in positions to influence governmental and industry policy that impact American Indian nations and communities. 

Satisfies GE area: C2