chapter  9
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Extension: Rethinking Cultural Authenticity in Global Literature: A Korean Example

ByYoo Kyung Sung with Richard J. Meyer

The chapter by Short and Thomas brings back memories for Yoo Kyung of collecting global literature about Korea for a professional workshop, “Beyond Kimchi,” in which teachers utilized children’s literature to facilitate learning about Korean language and culture by non-Korean children. In order to reclaim curriculum as part of reclaiming reading, it is important to (1) reflect on building collections of global literature, and (2) rethink the concept of cultural authenticity in global literature so that cultural groups are accurately presented.