ERIC Number: ED420071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The New Press Guide to Multicultural Resources for Young Readers.
Muse, Daphne, Ed.
This comprehensive guide to multicultural children's literature features over 1,000 critical and detailed book reviews for pre-school, elementary, and middle school students. The reviews in the guide cover a vast range of picture books, biographies, poetry, anthologies, folktales, and young adult novels, and include synopses, suggestions for classroom use, and assessments of key elements such as cultural sensitivity of text and illustrations. The guide's reviews are organized using an innovative thematic approach designed to aid teachers and parents in integrating these works into existing reading lists and at home. The guide also contains essays by leading writers and educators on key issues in multicultural education, such as recent immigrant experiences, human rights, and building cross-cultural relationships, as well as classics like the Council on Interracial Books for Children's "10 Quick Ways To Analyze Children's Books for Racism and Sexism." Also included are illustrations, timelines, sidebars, lesson plans, and vignettes showing how to incorporate multicultural books into the curriculum. Information on multimedia resources including films, videos, and CD-ROMS is provided. The guide contains an index of authors, illustrators, titles, and ethnicities. (NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Biographies, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Cultural Context, Elementary Education, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, Picture Books, Poetry, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Tales, Thematic Approach
The New Press, 450 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036 ($60).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
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