ERIC Number: ED230664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Puerto Ricans in Children's Literature and History Texts: A Ten-Year Update.
Nieto, Sonia, Ed.
Interracial Books for Children Bulletin, v14 n1-2 1983
This is a collection of articles in which the treatment of Puerto Ricans in published children textbooks over the past 10 years is reviewed. The collection is preceded by an editorial responding to an "American Educator" article branding the Council on Interracial Books for Children as a "leftist extremist" organization. The articles which follow include: (1) "A Decade of Progress?" by Byron Williams; (2) "Children's Literature on Puerto Rican Themes" (Part I, "The Messages of Fiction," and Part II, "Non-Fiction"), by Sonia Nieto; (3) "U.S. History Texts: Any Change in Ten Years?" by Sharon Wigutoff and Iris Santos-Rivera; (4) "The Roles of Women in Puerto Rico," by Iris Santos-Rivera; (5) "The Black Presence in Puerto Rico," by Juan Hernandez-Cruz; (6) "Racism No Longer Denied," by Samuel Betances and Virginia Copeland; (7) "AV Materials on Puerto Rican Themes: What Are the Messages?" by Anaida Colon-Muniz; and (8) "U.S. Influence on Puerto Rican Schools: A Tragi-Comedy." Also included in this collection are a table of books with Puerto Rican themes published each year since 1972, and commentaries on defamation of the Spanish language, on Puerto Rican statehood propaganda, on ethnocentric English usage, on Pura Belpre, and on Spanish language texts. Finally, recommended readings on Puerto Rico are provided, as are several reviews of books dealing with minority issues. (AOS)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Fiction, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Textbooks, Puerto Rican Culture, Puerto Ricans, Racial Attitudes, Textbook Bias, Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks
Council on Interracial Books for Children, 1841 Broadway, New York, NY 10023 ($18.00 per year).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc., New York, NY.