A new children’s literature book edited by three Fresno State professors, Associate Dean Laura Alamillo being one of the editors, seeks to address social transformation in the wake of efforts to eliminate Chicano Studies programs. The book focuses on a study of children’s and young adult literature by and about Chicanos.
The book presents a rigorous collection of essays that critically examine issues of race, gender, feminism, literacy, art, and language, among many other themes, within the context of Chican@ children’s literature. The collection makes the case that children’s literature is a space and catalyst for social transformation, said Mercado-López, who also is a children’s book author.
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