Holocaust In Literature For Youth / Edition 272

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The Holocaust in Literature for Youth provides classroom teachers and public and school librarians a practical, comprehensive resource guide to all of the literature available for children and young adults on the subject. In addition to books about the Holocaust, there is a section called "Making Connections," which lists works pertaining to themes and other genocides and historical events that can easily be tied to any study of the Holocaust. Activities and lesson plans that address a number of curriculum areas may be used in their entirety or as springboards for the educator's own supplementary material. Holocaust education should be more than just the study of the names, dates, and places; it must go beyond the superficial highlights of the textbooks. To that end, the author has included a listing of Internet and electronic resources for educators and their students; a directory of museums and other educational organizations that can provide further information and support; and extensive references to professional resources that can be used by educators at all levels to help them shape their curriculum and teaching strategies. An outstanding resource—well-organized and informative.

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Editorial Reviews

The Library Association Record [U.K.]
As an annotated bibliography this is a model of its kind.
Bulletin Of The Center For Children's Books
Sullivan takes a broad approach to the subject...an immensely useful text.
Book Report
The booktalks, lesson plans, and activities will prove a valuable resource to educators. Access to entries is made easier by the inclusion of several indexes. Because of its depth of coverage and additional features, this is a valuable resource. Highly Recommended. [Starred review.]
Public Libraries
This work is the quintessential guide for educators, librarians, parents, and students looking for a comprehensive resource of Holocaust literature for youth of all ages. A solid, encompassing, user-friendly reference tool for school and public libraries.
Multicultural Review
This book, a very comprehensive annotated bibliography of Holocaust literature, is most welcome...a most necessary purchase.
This is a well-organized book which fulfills its clearly-stated aims of providing support to Holocaust studies in the North American secondary schools
Journal Of Children's Literature
Edward T. Sullivan has created in The Holocaust in Literature for Youth a powerful resource for anyone who teaches the Holocaust, elementary school through university level...features of Sullivan's book include: curricular resources; websites offering historically accurate information; a directory of Holocaust memorials, museums, organizations, and institutions; booktalks; and lesson plans.
The Library Association Record [UK]
As an annotated bibliography this is a model of its kind.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Sullivan takes a broad approach to the subject...an immensely useful text.
7/1/1999 Booklist
...this authoritative bibliography and discussion is highly recommended...core Holocaust collection for a school library...
Sullivan, a librarian at New York Public Library, provides educators and librarians with a comprehensive guide to literature of the Holocaust for youth ages ten to seventeen. Titles are included for both ends of this age spectrum, some for elementary students and some adult titles for senior high. Descriptions of new and familiar titles are accurate and well written. Most works listed have been published during the last ten years. Titles are divided into nine categoriesanthologies, autobiography and biography, drama, fiction, nonfiction, picture books, poetry and songs, reference, and making connections (books dealing with antiSemitism that relate to other instances of racial hatred and murder)with helpful evaluative annotations of the works listed. Each entry contains a synopsis, evaluation of the work's quality, grade level, and notes on special features such as indexes. Teachers will appreciate the extensive information on The Diary of Anne Frank. Links between various titles make it easy for students and teachers to compare and contrast. Fully onehalf of the book is devoted to appendixes that include lists of professional resources for the teaching of the Holocaust (including ERIC citations), electronic resources, Holocaust museums and organizations, and a section of booktalks and classroom activities related to the books. Core collection lists for elementary, junior, and high school libraries are offered as are the usual author, title, subject, grade, and geographic indexes. The only discernible shortcomings of this excellent resource are the annotator's overuse of the word "horrific," though certainly understandable in this context, and the introduction's somewhat didactictone,found often in works about the Holocaust. To Sullivan's credit, he urges readers not to take his opinions as final, and it is hoped that the next edition will include the recently published Holocaust Library from Lucent Books. This exceptional, even enjoyable bibliography is highly recommended for all school, public, and academic libraries. Index. Appendix. 1999, Scarecrow, Ages Adult, 261p. PLB $29.50. Reviewer: Heidi Borton
Library Journal
This is a comprehensive bibliography, suitable for use from elementary school through high school, revealing the full scope of Holocaust literature for youth, including those books that are "good, mediocre, and poor." The titles are not listed by grade level, but by genre. The basic arrangement is: "Anthologies"; "Autobiography and Biography"; "Drama"; "Fiction"; "Nonfiction"; "Picture Books"; "Poetry and Songs"; "Reference"; and "Making Connections," which includes related subjects such as anti-Semitism, apartheid, genocide, and the horrors of war. All of the entries have complete bibliographic information and brief annotations-critical in some cases-and grade levels. In addition, Sullivan provides a listing of electronic resources, a directory of museums and other educational organizations, and professional resources. The booktalks and activities contributed by librarians are useful additions, as are Sullivan's lists of suggested core collections for elementary, middle, and high school libraries. Author, geographic, grade, subject, and title indexes are included. An outstanding contribution to the field.-Marcia W. Posner, Holocaust Memorial and Educational Center of Nassau County, Glen Cove, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810836075
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Series: Literature for Youth Series, #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 272
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward T. Sullivan (M.A. English Literature, M.S. Library and Information Sciences) is currently Senior Project Librarian for the New York Public Library's Connecting Libraries and Schools Project (CLASP). CLASP is an outreach program to K-8 students and their parents and teachers. His articles have appeared in journals such as VOYA, and he is an active member of YALSA.

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