Multicultural Children's Literature: Through the Eyes of Many Children / Edition 4

Multicultural Children's Literature: Through the Eyes of Many Children / Edition 4

by Donna E. Norton
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132685764
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
155,449
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 Introduction to Multicultural Literature

Developing a Study of Multicultural Literature

Survival

Chapter 2 African American Literature

Issues Related to African American Literature

Changing Availability of Quality Literature

Authors Who Write and Illustrate African American Literature

Traditional Literature

Historical Nonfiction and Fiction

African American Poetry

Contemporary African and African American Literature 37

Survival

Summary

Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of African American Literature

Involving Children with African American Literature   

Phase One: Traditional Literature

Phase Two: Folklore of the American South

Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction and Phase Four: Historical Fiction

Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

Research and Writing Connections

Chapter 3 Native American Literature

Historical Perspective

Authors Who Write and Illustrate Native American Literature

Issues Related to Native American Literature

Traditional Literature

Historical Nonfiction and Fiction

Native American Poetry

Contemporary Realistic Fiction

Nonfiction Informational Books

Survival

Summary

Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Native American Literature

Involving Children with Native American Literature   

Phase One: Traditional Literature

Phase Two: Folklore from Specific Peoples

Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

Phase Four: Historical Fiction

Evaluating Historical Fiction about Native Americans

Authentication of The Birchbark House

Analysis of The Birchbark House

Analytical Reading of Jan Hudson’s Sweetgrass

Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

Visualizing Native American Culture

Chapter 4 Latino Literature

Historical Perspectives

Authors Who Write and Illustrate Latino Literature

Values in Latino Culture

Folklore

Historical Nonfiction and Fiction

Contemporary Realistic Fiction and Nonfiction

Survival

Summary

Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Latino Literature and Culture

Involving Children with Latino Literature   

Phase One: Ancient Aztec and Mayan Folklore

Phase Two: Stories That Reflect Interaction with Other Cultures

Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

Phase Four: Historical Fiction

Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

Analytical Reading of Nancy Farmer’s The House of the Scorpion

Visualizing Latino Culture

Writing Connections with Latino Literature

Chapter 5 Asian Literature

Values That Are Part of the Cultures

Concerns over Stereotypes in Literature from the Past

Asian Folklore

Early History of the People and the Culture

Poetry

Contemporary Literature with Asian Roots

Survival

Summary

Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Asian Literature

Involving Children with Asian Literature   

Phase One: Traditional Values in Folklore

Phase Two: Folklore Told in the United States

Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

Phase Four: Historical Fiction

Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

How Would Confucius, Buddha, or the Dalai Lama Respond to These Issues?

Visualizing Chinese Art

Writing Connections with Asian Literature

Chapter 6 Jewish Literature

What Does It Mean to Be Jewish?

Folklore and Ancient Stories of the Jewish People

Early History of the Jewish People

Years of Emigration and Immigration

The Holocaust in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Jewish Poetry

Contemporary Jewish Literature

Survival

Summary

Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Jewish Literature

Involving Children with Jewish Literature   

Phase One: Traditional Literature

Phase Two: Adaptations of Traditional Literature

Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

Phase Four: Historical Fiction

Analytical Reading of Miriam Bat-Ami’s Two Suns in the Sky

Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

Chapter 7 Middle Eastern Literature

Historical Perspectives

Authors Who Write and Illustrate Middle Eastern Literature

Values Identified in the Culture and Literature

Folklore and Ancient Stories from the Middle East

Early History

Contemporary Literature with Middle Eastern Roots

Survival

Summary

Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Literature from the Middle East

Involving Children with Middle Eastern Literature   

Phase One: Traditional Values in Folklore

Phase Two: Narrowing the Folklore to the Literature of One Country

Analytical Reading of Hilari Bell’s Flame

Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction

Phase Four: Historical Fiction

Phase Five: Contemporary Literature

Visualizing Middle Eastern Art

Author Index

Subject Index

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