ERIC Number: ED377870
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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This Land Is Our Land: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults.
Helbig, Alethea K.; Perkins, Agnes Regan
This annotated bibliography of recent works of fiction, oral tradition, and poetry about the experiences and traditions of African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native-Americans provides a one-stop selection tool. Only those works mainly about minority characters are presented, and inclusion decisions were made based on literary values such as plotting, style and characterization. Only current works are included, and publication dates range from 1985 through 1993, with 60% published since 1990. Insightful critical appraisals are provided of 559 books, as well as information about an additional 188 recent books, and 90 works of earlier importance are cited to help identify the writer and amplify the information about the book. Each entry suggests a possible consumer group of the literature range from 3-15 and over, and grade levels kindergarten through 12th grade. The book is divided into ethnic group sections, with their respective categories of fiction, oral tradition and poetry. Each title entry provides author, title, publisher, publication year, ISBN number, price, number of pages, intended age groups and grade level. Helpful subject, grade level, author, title and illustrator indexes are organized for easy use. Titles in the grade level and subject indexes are identified by ethnic group. (MAS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, African Literature, American Indian Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Asian Americans, Black Literature, Childrens Literature, Cultural Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic American Literature, Library Collection Development, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Preadolescents, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881-5007 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Practitioners
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