ERIC Number: ED137177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
American Potpourri: Multi-ethnic Books for Children and Young Adults. A Bibliography Based on the Acquisitions of the Educational Materials Center.
Billings, Mary DeWitt; And Others
A selective annotated bibliography of multiethnic books, which were published in 1975 or 1976, is presented. Section one, books for preschool and beginning readers, contains 13 fiction and five nonfiction entries. These stress self-concept and understanding of Mexican and American Indian cultures. Section two contains 20 fiction and 13 nonfiction books for the middle grades. The fiction materials include stories about Jews, American Indians, Vietnamese orphans, blacks, Quakers, and Scandinavians. Many of the nonfiction books relate life stories of famous people such as Muhammad Ali, Walt Frazier, and Paul Robeson. Twenty-one fiction and 16 nonfiction works are included in the section for young adults, age 12 and up. Many of the fiction stories describe the problems of ethnic group adolescents in modern or colonial times. Life styles of American Indians and Amish groups are described in several of the nonfiction books. A section of Spanish-language, bilingual, and translated books contains six resources which may be helpful in teaching or learning Spanish or English at any grade level. All entries in the bibliography give information on title, author, illustrator, publisher, date, pages, specific grade level, and annotations. (AV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Amish, Annotated Bibliographies, Blacks, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Fiction, Jews, Mexican Americans, Mexicans, Minority Groups, Non English Speaking, Nonfiction, Spanish Speaking, Vietnamese People
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.