ERIC Number: ED415507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Kaleidoscope: A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8. Second Edition, Covering Books Published from 1993-95. NCTE Bibliography Series.
Barrera, Rosalinda B., Ed.; Thompson, Verlinda D., Ed.; Dressman, Mark, Ed.
This second edition bibliography, like its predecessor, offers educators and other interested readers a guide to some of the most compelling multicultural literature for elementary and middle school students. It includes annotations of almost 600 nonfiction and fiction texts published from 1993 to 1995 that focus on people of color, particularly African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Most annotations identify the particular country, nationality, or ethnic group of the characters and setting. Chapters group books by genre or theme rather than by cultural group, however, to emphasize both cultural diversities and similarities. Nonfiction is divided into "People and Places, "Ceremonies and Celebrations,""Understanding the Past: History,""Social and Environmental Issues,""Concepts and Other Useful Information," and "The Arts." Fiction entries are divided primarily by age level, with books for the very young, picture books, fiction for intermediate readers, and novels for older readers. Other categories include "Individuals To Know: Biography and Autobiography,""Poetry, Verse, and Song,""Folktales, Myths, and Legends: Old and New," and "Anthologies." Also included are a detailed subject index; a list of resources pertaining to multicultural literature; a list of award-winning works of poetry, fiction, drama, and nonfiction for young readers given from 1993 to 1997; a guide to ordering books; and indexes of authors, illustrators, and titles. (RS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Anthologies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Fiction, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, Nonfiction, Picture Books, Poetry
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.