A1 Journal article – refereed
Multicultural Literature and the Use of Literature in Multicultural Education in Finland

List of Authors: Juli-Anna Aerila, Lydia Kokkola
Publisher: IBBY
Place: The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature
Number in series: 2
Volume number: 51
Issue number: 2
ISSN: 0006-7377

This paper traces the presentation of these traditional minority groups in Finland and the emergence of literature incorporating the more recently arrived groups of immigrants in the history of Finnish language children´s literature. We contextualize the development of multicultural themes in children´s literature within the history of Finnish nation-building and the county´s struggles for indepence. We conlude with brief consideration of how these less than ideal books might, nevertheless, serve to promote pluralism.

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