Why should we teach Hispanic Literature: An Introduction
Why should we teach Hispanic Literature?
Beyond the growing numbers of Hispanics in the United States, Hispanic literature should have a place in the classroom because the culture possesses a wealth of talented writers and gripping stories. In any classroom, multicultural literature and multiple perspectives should be addressed. To ignore the contributions of Hispanics to the world of literature is to turn our backs on a colorful and intriguing culture and their writers. The following entries can be read in order or as separate entries. They all center around the idea of Hispanic literature and its purpose in the middle school and high school classrooms. Additionally, entries focus on the issue of identity in Hispanic writing and how it can relate to our students in an effective way. To begin, it is important to understand the Hispanic population in order to understand how to best use their literature in our classrooms.