ERIC Number: ED139247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
A Bilingual Librarian Looks at Book Selection for Children and Young Adults.
Deya, Lourdes Lendian
With a multicultural approach to education, picture books and story books which provide children with their first experience in art and literature must be selected with consideration of the needs of the individual child, and of the culture he or she belongs to. This paper provides a list of criteria that children's literature should adhere to, with particular attention given to the bilingual situation. Past tendencies in bilingual books are described. Most books depicting the Spanish-American in the United States have been written by Anglos not familiar with the culture of each Spanish group. A checklist for evaluating Chicano materials provides a guideline based on relevancy, authenticity, racist and sexist stereotypes, language, and history, and some titles for children and adolescents are given including picture books, folk tales, and adolescent novels. (CLK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Education, Evaluation Criteria, Folk Culture, Foreign Language Books, Latin American Culture, Mexican Americans, Minority Groups, Novels, Puerto Ricans, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Spanish Americans, Spanish Literature
Not available separately; see FL 008 033
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Atlanta, GA.
Note: Paper presented at the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (11th, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975)