ERIC Number: ED080389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Asia: A Guide to Books for Children.
Wiese, M. Bernice, Comp.; And Others
This list of over 300 fiction and non-fiction books on Asian countries is designed as a tool for teachers who desire to select works which will foster in children an interest in Asian nations and a knowledge of customs, daily life and culture of the people. All facets of each country are considered -- the land, people, history, customs, government, religion, education, festivals and holidays, art, and music. More coverage is given to China, India, and Japan because many books on these three countries have been published for children. The majority of the books listed were published in the 1960's. Selective criteria for the books focused on including readable, informative books with acceptable literary quality, authentic content, and quality illustrations and format; availability of books in the United States; books for use in kindergarten through junior high school; and consideration of the reading level ability of children. To help those teachers who wish to expand their own knowledge of a country, a number of books including some of a textbook nature are included. The overall arrangement of the guide is by country. Author entries provide annotations containing complete bibliographic citations and prices. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: ASIA Society, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; India; Japan