Multicultural Children s Literature

Author: Donna E. Norton
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0132685760
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

A must-have resource for all teachers and adults interested in evaluating, selecting, and sharing multicultural literature written for children and young adults, this widely-popular guide is thoroughly updated to include the most outstanding examples of children's and adolescent literature available. In Donna E. Norton's Multicultural Children's Literature, readers gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the rich cultural heritage embedded in authentic multicultural literature and see how to share that appreciation and heritage with children and young adults. A chapter each is devoted to the following children's and adolescent literature in the following cultures: African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and Middle Eastern.

Multicultural Children s Literature

Author: Ambika Gopalakrishnan
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452212906
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Education

This book is designed to prepare K-12 preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children's books. It will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children's literature and as a supplement in courses on children's literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education.

Promoting a Global Community Through Multicultural Children s Literature

Author: Stanley F. Steiner
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563087057
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

Presents an annotated bibliography of multicultural books, organized into sections dealing with celebrations and culture, nomads and the homeless, literacy, books that bring people together, and multicultural books in series.

Multicultural and Ethnic Children s Literature in the United States

Author: Donna L. Gilton
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9781461669760
Release Date: 2007-07-09
Genre: Education

Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States describes the history and characteristics of ethnic and multicultural children's literature in the U.S., as well as related materials published elsewhere.

Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children s Literature

Author: Maria José Botelho
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135653750
Release Date: 2009-05-07
Genre: Education

"Children’s literature is a contested terrain, as is multicultural education. Taken together, they pose a formidable challenge to both classroom teachers and academics.... Rather than deny the inherent conflicts and tensions in the field, in Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors, Maria José Botelho and Masha Kabakow Rudman confront, deconstruct, and reconstruct these terrains by proposing a reframing of the field.... Surely all of us – children, teachers, and academics – can benefit from this more expansive understanding of what it means to read books." Sonia Nieto, From the Foreword Critical multicultural analysis provides a philosophical shift for teaching literature, constructing curriculum, and taking up issues of diversity and social justice. It problematizes children’s literature, offers a way of reading power, explores the complex web of sociopolitical relations, and deconstructs taken-for-granted assumptions about language, meaning, reading, and literature: it is literary study as sociopolitical change. Bringing a critical lens to the study of multiculturalism in children’s literature, this book prepares teachers, teacher educators, and researchers of children’s literature to analyze the ideological dimensions of reading and studying literature. Each chapter includes recommendations for classroom application, classroom research, and further reading. Helpful end-of-book appendixes include a list of children’s book awards, lists of publishers, diagrams of the power continuum and the theoretical framework of critical multicultural analysis, and lists of selected children’s literature journals and online resources.

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults Reflections on Critical Issues

Author: Mingshui Cai
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313076404
Release Date: 2002-10-30
Genre: Literary Criticism

There is much discussion of multiculturalism in education. This is especially true of multicultural literature for children and young adults. The rise of multicultural literature is a political rather than a literary movement; it is a movement to claim space in literature and in education for historically marginalized social groups rather than one to renovate the craft of literature itself. Multicultural literature has been closely bound with the cause of multiculturalism in general and thus has been confronted with resistance from conservatives. This book discusses many of the controversial issues surrounding multicultural literature for children and young adults. The volume begins with a look at some of the foundational and theoretical issues related to multicultural literature. The second part of the book addresses issues related to the creation and critique of multicultural literature, including the authorship of such works and the role of the reader in determining whether or not a work is multicultural. The third looks at the place of multicultural literature in the education of children and young adults. Throughout its discussion, the book makes extensive references to a large body of multicultural fiction and provides a thorough review of research on this important topic.

Multicultural American History Through Children s Literature

Author: Deborah Ellermeyer
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1563089556
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

This integrated teacher resource book is designed to provide intermediate grade level teachers with lesson ideas for the instruction of social studies/history concepts within the context of quality multicultural childrens books and picture books.

Pet Show

Author: Ezra Jack Keats
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142300008
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When he can't find his cat to enter in the neighborhood pet show, Archie must do some fast thinking to win a prize.

The Five Chinese Brothers

Author: Claire Huchet Bishop
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 081247628X
Release Date: 1996-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Five brothers who look just alike outwit the executioner by using their extraordinary individual qualities.

Multicultural Literature and Response

Author: Lynn Atkinson Smolen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598844740
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

All students need access to books in which they can see themselves--not just their physical appearance, but their culture and language, as well. "Multicultural Literature and Response: Affirming Diverse Voices" was written to help teachers and librarians find and use the best multicultural books in the service of reading comprehension and more. Underscoring the necessity of selecting quality literature that authentically, sensitively, and accurately portrays different groups, the book defines multicultural literature and provides a strong argument for its importance in schools and libraries. Expert contributors guide users to multicultural authors and illustrators who portrays U.S. ethnic and cultural groups, and they suggest ways to integrate this literature with writing, fluency development, storytelling, and audiovisuals. Extensive lists of books and websites that feature multicultural literature, as well as of authors, illustrators, and publishers of multicultural literature, make it easy to include such works in programs across the curriculum.

Problem posing with Multicultural Children s Literature

Author: Elizabeth P. Quintero
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820467383
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

"Problem-posing with Multicultural Children's Literature" documents an ongoing qualitative study of early childhood teachers using a problem-posing method with multicultural children's literature. Grounded in critical theory, the text has been written for use in upper-division undergraduate- and graduate-level classes that study infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and students in grades one and two. The book uses examples from both early childhood and elementary teacher education students, and practicing teachers' work as they study critical literacy, multicultural children's literature, and integrated early childhood curriculum. This structure provides insights into guided research in child development, cultural and linguistic contexts, learning theory, strategies for teaching young children, family advocacy, and all related aspects of early childhood teacher education as the learners move through the activities.

Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children

Author: Ellen Riojas Clark
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475814934
Release Date: 2015-11-25
Genre: Education

This book presents theoretical, research based, and classroom practices that explore the use of multicultural children’s literature to support the linguistic, academic, and psychological development of Latino children in the process of becoming bilingual and acquiring English. The contributions cover a broad spectrum of issues related to the effective use of children’s literature with Bilingual Learners (BL), including identity development, critical pedagogy, biliteracy development, and holistic literacy instruction.

Across Cultures

Author: Kathy East
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583365
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Arranged in thematic areas, offers more than four hundred fiction and nonfiction multicultural resources for preschool through grade six.

Cultural Journeys

Author: Pamela S. Gates
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9781442206885
Release Date: 2010-08-16
Genre: Education

As multicultural education is becoming integral to the core curriculum, teachers often implement this aspect into their courses through literature. However, standards and criteria to teach and promote active discussion about this literature are sparse. Cultural Journeys introduces pre-service and experienced teachers to the use of literature to promote active discussions that lead students to think about racial diversity. More than just an annotated list of books for children, Pamela S. Gates and Dianne L. Hall Mark provide systematic guidelines that teachers can use throughout their careers to evaluate multicultural literature for students in grades K-8. At the same time, the text leads the reader to a deeper understanding of how to use multicultural literature throughout the entire curriculum and not just during specially designated months or time periods. With the example unit plans and extensive annotated bibliography, this book is a valuable resource that pre-service teachers will utilize when they begin teaching and in-service teachers will reference repeatedly during their planning periods.