ERIC Number: ED418710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults. A Selected Listing of Books by and about People of Color. Volume Two: 1991-1996.
Kruse, Ginny Moore; Horning, Kathleen T.; Schliesman, Megan
This annotated bibliography represents a selection of children's and young adult books with multicultural themes and topics which were published in the United States and Canada between 1991 and 1996. The term "multicultural": is used to refer to people of color, including Africans, Afro-Caribbeans and African-Americans, American Indians, Asians, Asian Pacific Peoples and Asian-Americans, and Latinos. This second volume follows the overall format of the first "Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults," and expresses ongoing partnership and commitment to multicultural literature. An introduction provides a brief overview of the history of multicultural publishing in the United States, noting changes that have taken place in the field since the publication of the first volume. The book is arranged in 16 sections by theme or genre: (1) Books for Babies and Toddlers; (2) Concept Books; (3) Picture Books; (4) Easy Fiction; (5) Fiction for Children; (6) Fiction for Teenagers; (7) Seasons and Celebrations; (8) Folklore, Mythology and Traditional Literature; (9) Historical People, Places and Events; (10) Biography and Autobiography; (11) Contemporary People, Places and Events; (12) Issues in Today's World; (13) Understanding Oneself and Others; (14) The Arts; (15) Poetry; and (16) New Editions of Classic Literature. 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 books; information on resources and awards; and background information on the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Equity and Multicultural Education Section of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and the compilers of the bibliography. An author/title index is also included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Authors, Childrens Literature, Ethnic Groups, Fiction, Literary Genres, Multicultural Education, Nonfiction, Publications, Reading Materials
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; phone: 800-243-8782.
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Cooperative Children's Book Center.