ERIC Number: ED117286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
A Bibliography of Asian and Asian American Books for Elementary School Youngsters.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This annotated bibliography, initiated and produced solely by Asian Americans, contains books on both the Asian American experience and on the ethnic and cultural setting of the old country. Ratings with the following criteria are assigned to each book: (1) sensitivity in dealing with differences; (2) accuracy of fact or situation; (3) readability of the book; and, (4) interest level and attractiveness of the book. The rating schedule consists of poor - given to books with little ethnic sensitivity and/or low interest to the reader; average - books which neither detract nor improve the reader's perspective of Asian Americans; and excellent - highly recommended reading material which can help bring about understanding of the Asian experience. Recommended grade levels are based on interest rather than reading levels. Six major topics include fiction: folk and fairy tales; resource books such as history, song, game, and culture; books/media/curriculum supplement outlets; audiovisual; and publishers of books offered in the bibliography. The bibliography is limited to elementary and junior high level resources. It is said to alleviate the problem related to the lack and shortage of appropriate Asian American curricular materials. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Asian Americans, Audiovisual Aids, Chinese Americans, Cultural Background, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Fiction, Folk Culture, Japanese Americans, Junior High Schools, Minority Groups, Resource Materials
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.