In her article, "Accuracy and Authenticity in American Indian Children's Literature: The Social Responsibility of Authors and Illustrators," Elizabeth Noll provides a list of "evaluative criteria to guide selection of non-fiction American Indian books that can be adapted easily for fiction" quoted from Barbara Kuipers's American Indian Reference Books for Children and Young Adults (1995):
- Is the American Indian culture evaluated from the perspective of Indian values and attitudes rather than from those of another culture?
- Does the author recognize the diversity among tribes, cultures, and lifestyles?
- Does the literature recognize the American Indian people as an enduring race, not vanishing or assimilated?
- Are Indian languages and dialects respectfully portrayed?
- Does the literature portray realistic roles for American Indian women?
(Noll, Elizabeth. "Accuracy and Authenticity in American Indian Children's Literature: The Social Responsibility of Authors and Illustrators." Stories Matter: The Complexity of Cultural Authenticity in Children's Literature. Ed. Dana L. Fox and Kathy G. Short. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2003.
Kuipers, Barbara. American Indian Reference and Resource Books for Children and Young Adults. 2nd ed. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1995.)
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