ERIC Number: ED224559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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Girls Are People Too! A Bibliography of Nontraditional Female Roles in Children's Books.
Newman, Joan E.
Books that represent women as successful human beings possessing dignity and intelligence are listed in this annotated bibliography of children's literature. The major criterion for inclusion of works in the list is nontraditionalism in female characters. Introductory material emphasizes the fact that the listed books are not books for girls only, but books about girls for young readers. Intended as an aid to teachers, parents, and librarians in selecting books to purchase and recommend for young readers, the compilation seeks to update other nonsexist bibliographies (most of which were completed in the early or middle 1970s and none of which emphasizes the nontraditional aspects of female behavior). Part 1 lists fiction in the following categories: general, black, Native American, handicapped, and other minorities. Part 2 gives listings under the same categories for nonfictional works. Whenever possible, entries are further categorized as appropriate for either preschool through third-grade children (primary) or fourth through ninth-grade students (intermediate). Selections are rated excellent, good, or fair on criteria specified in the introduction. In addition, a chronology listing notable events and personalities in the history of women is appended. Connections between the chronology and entries in the bibliography are indicated. (RH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Childrens Literature, Disabilities, Females, Minority Groups, Role Models, Sex Fairness
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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