Native American Women in Children's Literature

Abstract:
This thesis focuses on the roles of Native women in children's literature. The study explores the works of five Native women writers in the United States that have successfully published adult literature and at least one children's book since 1990. The purpose of the research is to gain a better understanding of what these writers reveal about the roles of Native women in their literature for children. The data was collected using content analysis on the books and a questionnaire to determine (1) what roles the Native writers convey in their children's literature; and (2) what these women are writing in this field and their perspectives on the writing process. The findings of this research discuss these writers' portrayals of the complexity of Native women's roles as well as offer insight into their craft.

Author: 

Jody Hay

Chair: 

Mary Jo Tippeconnic Fox

Publication: 

thesis

Year: 

2002

Arizona State Museum: 

M9791 H39

Proquest: 

ATT 1409153

UA Library: 

E9791 2002 034
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences