ERIC Number: ED343458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Family Literacy: Community and Family Life Materials. A Guide to Recent and Recommended Books.
Lane, Martha A.; And Others
Materials appropriate for family literacy programs, defined as any literacy effort that includes either children or adults or both working toward literacy in a family context, are described. The 19 books selected and annotated for this guide, all published between 1989 and 1991, meet the standard criteria for inclusion in the Free Library of Philadelphia's Reader Development Program collection; i.e., they are of interest to adults, written on the eighth grade level or below, available in paperback, and low-cost. If fiction, they contain well-drawn characters, universal themes, and people from different backgrounds; if non-fiction, they contain accurate, timely, and necessary information. The books are divided into three topics: the family itself, the family in the community, and materials for tutors and teachers. Books are listed alphabetically by title in each section. Names and addresses of literacy organizations and publishers/distributors are appended. (LB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Free Library of Philadelphia, PA.