ERIC Number: ED454107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Promoting a Global Community through Multicultural Children's Literature.
Steiner, Stanley F.
Children's literature reflecting authentic multiethnic cultures can help young minds recognize the diversity of their families and communities. Books that allow children to see themselves in a positive role give them an opportunity to affirm their identities. Children and youth also need books that show the interaction of people of diverse cultures, their ways of encountering and solving conflicts, their ways of developing respect for each other, and their ways of creating solidarity. This guide contains more than 800 titles (single volume or series) in annotated bibliographies and creates an excellent starting point for building a multicultural book collection. It is organized by broad subject and then again by book type (picture books, fiction, nonfiction). The guide offers complete author and title indexes and more than 100 interdisciplinary application strategies ranging from reading aloud with follow-up discussions to social activism. Following a foreword, an introduction, and a how-to-use-this-book section, the guide is divided into these parts: (1) "Ties That Bind: Celebrating Life around the World"; (2) "Refugees and Homeless: Nomads of the World"; (3) "Navigating the Road to Literacy"; (4) "Books That Bring People Together"; and (5) "Multicultural Books in a Series." Contains several resource lists. (BT)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fiction, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Multicultural Education, Nonfiction, Picture Books
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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