The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 9, No 2 (2005)

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Children's Books For and About the Hmong

Karen Nelson Hoyle

Abstract


Children's books for and about the Hmong follow a pattern of the same literary development as those of previous immigrants and refugees who came to the United States of America. However, their oral language was written down and codified for the first time only recently, in the 1950s.
This, and the tragic aftermath of the Vietnam War, mean that texts for, by and about the Hmong are only now just starting to be produced.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680