ERIC Number: ED361156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
American Indian Reference Books for Children and Young Adults.
Kuipers, Barbara J.
This book assists public and school library professionals to develop competence in selecting quality nonfiction materials of reference value for American Indian readers. Chapter 1 stresses the librarian's responsibility for choosing Native American reference books, especially when the audience is largely or wholly Native American. Chapter 2 outlines evaluation criteria for the literature, including a discussion of whether books written by non-Indians are acceptable and an explanation of the treatment of American Indians in literature. Chapter 3 presents an evaluation checklist to assist in the selection of Native American reference materials. Chapter 4 covers the publishing of American Indian books. Chapter 5 discusses incorporating American Indian resource materials into the curriculum, and includes a bibliography of 70 reference sources and 35 American Indian bibliographies. The second part of this book is an annotated bibliography of 200 American Indian books of reference value for children and young adults. The books are arranged by Dewey Decimal classification area and include bibliographic data, reading level, subject descriptors, and an annotation with suggestions for curriculum use. Appendices contain a directory of all publishers listed, and indexes by title, author, and subject. (LP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Indian Education, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Material Selection, Reference Materials
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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