ERIC Number: ED123315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Asian Americans in Children's Books.
Interracial Books for Children Bulletin, v7 n2-3 p1-39 1976
Various articles include the following concerns: a year-long study shows that 66 books about Asian Americans are elitist, racist, and sexist; practical guidelines for selection of nonracist, nonsexist books are provided; a noted playwright looks at the image of Asian Americans in children's books and finds it racist science fiction; the demystification of textbooks that juxtapose distortions of Asian American history alongside with statements of historical reality is stressed; a member of the California Textbook Legal Compliance Committee reveals how community groups judge textbooks and tells how publishers can improve the treatment of Asian Americans in texts, and books and other resources to aid to counteract the prevailing myths and stereotypes about Asian Americans are recommended. Regular departments such as illustrator's showcase and information exchange are included, and a new bulletin department covering the electronic media is presented for the first time. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Asian History, Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Chinese Americans, Chinese Culture, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Origins, Ethnic Status, Ethnic Stereotypes, Guidelines, Indochinese, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Racial Factors, Racial Identification, Racism, Textbook Bias, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Textbook Standards, Vietnamese People
Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., 1841 Broadway, New York, New York 10023 (subscription $8.00 per year)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.