Encountering Children's Literature: An Arts Approach
Jane Gangi provides a perspective on how integrating the fine arts and literature fosters the active participation and in-depth understanding that is as important for future and practicing teachers as it is to children. Encountering Children's Literature combines emphasis on multicultural and international literature with a focus on the aesthetic and artistic aspects of literature, music, the visual arts, and drama in order to promote culturally responsive and research-based teaching. This text caters to those who are interested in making reading more inviting to diverse groups with varied learning styles. Multiple points of entry open up new dimensions in literature, helping readers develop their unique talents and abilities.
Gangi, Jane M. Encountering Children's Literature: An Arts Approach. Boston: Pearson & Allyn and Bacon, 2004.