ERIC Number: ED344211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Through Indian Eyes: The Native Experience in Books for Children.
Slapin, Beverly; Seale, Doris
Noting that it is no longer acceptable for children--both Native and non-Native--to be hurt by racist ideologies which justify and perpetuate oppression, this book presents a variety of contributions from Native American people concerning the Native American experience in books for children. The book includes: nine essays confronting the impact on children of stereotyping and distortion of history; 33 poems by Native Americans; essays on the Native American in children's literature; numerous book reviews; and a list of criteria for choosing non-racist and undistorted books about Native Americans. A list of 42 organizations concerned with providing accurate learning materials about Native cultures, a 170-item selected bibliography, and a 53-item annotated bibliography of books published before 1973 by Native Americans are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Publishing Industry, Reading Material Selection
New Society Publishers, 4527 Springfield Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 ($24.95 paperback--ISBN-0-86571-213-1; $49.95 hardcover--ISBN-0-86571-212-3; add $2.50 for the first copy, $0.75 for each addiational copy).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Books
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Identifiers: Ethnic Literature; Native Americans; Race Fairness