ERIC Number: ED346869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults. A Selected Listing of Books 1980-1990 by and about People of Color. Third Edition. Bulletin No. 1923.
Kruse, Ginny Moore; Horning, Kathleen T.
Selected children's and young adult books with multicultural themes and topics which were published in the United States and Canada between 1980 and 1990 are represented in this annotated bibliography. The term multicultural is used to refer to people of color, including African-Americans, American Indians, Asian-Americans, and Hispanic-Americans. An introduction provides a brief overview of the history of multicultural publishing in the United States, with references to earlier books that still have relevance to today's children. The books are listed in 16 categories: (1) History, People and Places; (2) Seasons and Celebrations; (3) Activities; (4) Issues in Today's World; (5) Understanding Oneself and Others; (6) The Arts; (7) Poetry; (8) Biographies; (9) Folklore, Mythology and Traditional Literature; (10) Books for Babies; (11) Concept Books; (12) Books for Toddlers; (13) Picture Books; (14) Fiction for New Readers; (15) Fiction for Young Readers; and (16) Fiction for Teenagers. Each listing includes complete bibliographic information, an annotation, and the recommended age group. Additional information provided in the appendices includes the predominant ethnic/racial background of individual authors and illustrators represented in the bibliography; the ethnic/cultural groups represented in the content of individual books; recommended reference books; and public policy, standards, laws, and requirements in Wisconsin. An author/title index is also included, as well as background information on the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Equity and Multicultural Education Section of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and the compilers of the bibliography. (BBM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Asian Americans, Blacks, Childrens Literature, Ethnic Groups, Fiction, Hispanic Americans, Nonfiction
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Media Staff; Students
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Cooperative Children's Book Center.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.