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Supporting Immigrant Students' Understanding of U.S. Culture Through Children's Literature

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Inspired by such scholars as clayton (1996,2003) and based on a content analysis of 134 books, we identify and describe a sample of children's literature that can serve to portray aspects of American culture for immigrant students' integration into their new schools. 1998) explain that when an individual engages in "prolonged and extensive intercultural communication activities" (p. 257) in the dominant culture, he is then able to undergo "a gradual internal transformation in his functional fitness and psychological health, vis--vis `the dominant milieu, as well as his identity experie`nce" (p. 257.

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