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ERIC Number: EJ767830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7996
Immigration in Childhood: Using Picture Books to Cope
Baghban, Marcia
Social Studies, v98 n2 p71-76 Mar-Apr 2007
The United States is currently experiencing the largest wave of immigration in its history. This contemporary immigration is unprecedented in its diversity of ethnicity, class, and countries of origin, and large urban areas are no longer alone in absorbing arrivals. The author reviews children's picture books about dilemmas that immigrant children face, such as being different, coping with great and small changes, responding to one's name, learning a new language, relating to previous generations and traditions, maintaining ties with distant relatives, and visiting their homelands. Classroom materials relevant to the social and cultural experiences of children generate interest in and enthusiasm about learning. When teachers include books about the negotiation of another culture in the curriculum, children learn through reading that stories can be about people like them, that stories of their experiences are worthy of being in a book, and that other children have felt the way they do. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States