ERIC Number: ED065656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Starting Out Right: How to Choose Books About Black People for Young Children.
Latimer, Bettye I., Ed.; And Others
This critical and selective annotated bibliography is restricted to books written for preschool through grade three. Each title in this listing of "black inclusive" items is accompanied by a commentary whose length depends on the merits or faults of each book. The editors have recommended the books or have not according to the following rationale and criteria: whether a black perspective has been taken into consideration in writing the book; the dimension of blackness in the book; how responsible the author is in dealing with problems and issues; whether black characters as depicted look like human beings; how black characters are shown in relationship to white, and vice versa; the purpose, if any, of dialect or slang used; accuracy of a story if dealing with historical or factual events; whether the personality as well as accomplishments of a main character are shown in biographies; and, the extent to which a book frees a child from the white-centered middle class world with its connotation of superiority. Other chapters associated with the bibliography focus on an overview of the children's book world--from segregation to token integration, syndrome patterns in books involving black people, and suggestions for moving beyond token integration. (Editor/RJ)
Descriptors: Analytical Criticism, Annotated Bibliographies, Bias, Biographies, Black Achievement, Black Attitudes, Black Community, Black History, Black Leadership, Black Literature, Black Stereotypes, Evaluation Criteria, Majority Attitudes, Preschool Children, Primary Education, Racial Attitudes, Resource Materials, Social Bias, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Selection
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, WI.
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