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ERIC Number: ED178385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Children's Books on Africa.
Zekiros, Astair; Mensah, Kofi
The document lists and critically annotates 155 children's books about Africa published from 1958-1978 as part of an evaluation project of the collection in the public library in Madison, Wisconsin. Books include fiction, picture books, history, folklore, travel accounts, biography, and geography. Annotations indicate type of book, possible uses, topics covered, reasons for retention or deletion, emphases, problems such as lack of information, kind and quality of illustrations, and important insights. Grade level is given for some of the books. Using 14 evaluation criteria (which are not listed), the books are arranged by author and appear in three sections: recommended for retention in the collection, recommended for deletion, and a supplement of both types covering books published in 1976-1978. Reasons for deletion include datedness, biases, large information gaps, stereotypes, and generalizations. (CK)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. African Studies Program.
Identifiers - Location: Africa