ERIC Number: ED377274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Multicultural Voices in Contemporary Literature. A Resource for Teachers.
Day, Frances Ann
Intended to be used as a resource guide, this book provides educators with information about writers and artists whose backgrounds and works reflect the diversity of our society. The guide includes 39 authors and illustrators who celebrate their diversity of cultures. These subjects represent a variety of minority and ethnic groups but have in common the recognition of cultural differences in their works. Biographical sketches are followed by descriptions of key works that are identified by the age at which the work would be most appropriately used and are supplemented with suggestions for classroom activities based on these works. Six appendixes list additional authors and artists, provide an assessment plan, offer additional activities, provide information about author birthdays and multicultural events, and list 16 additional professional resources. (SLD)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Artists, Authors, Biographies, Books, Contemporary Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Evaluation Criteria, Literature Reviews, Multicultural Education, Resource Materials, Selection
Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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