ERIC Number: ED292088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Promoting Positive Attitudes toward Aging among Young Children through Literature: A Reading List (Preschool-Third Grade).
McGuire, Sandra L.
Noting that early children's literature plays a major role in the development of children's attitudes, this annotated bibliography lists early children's literature which contains positive portrayals of older adults. The books selected portray aging as a natural and lifelong process of growing and developing; present similarities between young and old, as well as show young and old enjoying each other and learning from each other; and view older people as valuable and contributing members of society. Books that are highly recommended are indicated by stars, including Stan and Jan Berenstain's "A Week At Grandma's," Barbara Cooney's "Miss Rumphius," and Amy Hest's "The Crack-of-Dawn Walkers." Each annotation provides a brief summary of the story and the aging concept illustrated, and indicates grade level, publisher, and cost. The list does not include books that deal extensively with illness, disability, and death, since such topics are not necessarily synonymous with aging. (MM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Handout distributed at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Gerontological Society (New Orleans, LA, April 13-16, 1987).