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ERIC Number: ED065656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Pages: 135
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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)
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Sponsor: Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, WI.
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