Michèle Bošković, professor of French in the World Languages and Cultures Department, has authored her fourth book titled "Paroles d'auteurs jeunesse: Autour du multiculturalisme et des minorities visibles en France" (In Youth Authors' Words: Multiculturalism and Visible Minorities in France), published by Rodopi Publishers, based in the United States and the Netherlands. The book is a collection of interviews with 12 children's literature writers and one illustrator. It explores multiculturalism in France through the work of children's literature.
Bošković wrote the book to show a realistic reflection of what French society really is; to change the way society looks at diversity; and to bridge together different communities. Bošković purposefully chose writers of diverse backgrounds to include in her book. She began the process in 2007, and began her interviews while on sabbatical in 2008. "In the field of literature, children's literature is not generally recognized as literature," says Bošković. Visit www.rodopi.nl/ntalpha.asp?BookId=FPPH+14&type=coming&letter for more information.