Enhance the presence of literature in your classroom!
A Magical Encounter: Latino Children's Literature in the Classroom, 2e offers suggestions for the uses of literature in the classroom and its application to any classroom and with any other books the teacher may prefer. The book includes numerous examples of both books in English and books in Spanish, making it useful to the widest possible number of teachers and children. It also provides an extensive bibliography of books for children and adolescents by Latino and Latina authors, organized by genre, language, and some significant themes.
Dr. Alma Flor Ada directs the Center for Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults at the University of San Francisco, where she has been a professor since 1976. Alma Flor Ada is a leading mentor and philosopher of bilingual education in the United States. Dr. Ada was the founder and First Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE). She has been active for many years in various professional associations including IRA, CRA (California Reading Association), CABE (California Association for Bilingual Education), among others. Dr. Ada also works in school districts with children, teachers and parents.