ERIC Number: ED344216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
How To Tell the Difference: A Checklist for Evaluating Children's Books for Anti-Indian Bias.
Slapin, Beverly; And Others
This book is intended to help teachers, parents, librarians, or students choose non-racist and undistorted books about the lives and histories of American Indians. The book offers questions to ask when evaluating children's books for anti-Indian bias and gives examples for each. The book's 12 sections are: (1) Look at picture books; (2) Look for stereotypes; (3) Look for loaded words; (4) Look for tokenism; (5) Look for distortion of history; (6) Look at the lifestyles; (7) Look at the dialogue; (8) Look for standards of success; (9) Look at the role of women; (10) Look at the role of elders; (11) Look for the effects on a child's self-image; and (12) Look at the author's or illustrator's background. (SR)
Descriptors: American Indians, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines, Reading Material Selection, Social Bias, Textbooks
New Society Publishers, 4527 Springfield Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 ($7.95 paperback--ISBN-0-86571-214-X; $29.95 hardcover--ISBN-0-86571-215-8; add $2.50 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Society Educational Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ethnic Literature; Native Americans; Trade Books