Multicultural Children's Literature: Through the Eyes of Many Children / Edition 3

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Overview

A well-known author designed this unique book for Education, English, Library Science, and Humanities classes that emphasize selecting, analyzing, evaluating, and using children's multicultural literature. It includes chapters on African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and Middle Eastern cultures. Each chapter follows a five-phase approach, developed by the author, to lead readers to an understanding of the literature. The five-phase approach begins with a broad introduction to the ancient myths, legends, and folktales of the culture. Phase II narrows the topic to the ancient myths, legends, and folktales from one specific area. Phase III studies the historical nonfiction selections such as biographies, autobiographies, and informational literature that encourage students to understand the early experiences of the social and political history of specific people. Phase IV is a study of historical fiction selections based on characters from specific cultures or on interactions between people and other cultures. Phase V is a study of contemporary literature including fiction, poetry, biography, and autobiography. For teachers of children's literature courses.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135145289
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,349,589
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna E. Norton is Professor Emerita, Texas A&M University, where she was a member of the faculty. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of the widely popular text, Through the Eyes of A Child: An Introduction to Children’s Literature, 8e, also published by Pearson, and has authored or co-authored over 30 textbooks and over 100 journal articles.

Dr. Norton is the recipient of numerous awards including the Texas A&M Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award and the Virginia Hamilton Essay Award for professional writing concerning multicultural literature for youth. She is also the recipient of grants that have allowed her to research Native American, Latino, African American, Asian, and Jewish cultures and literature.

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PREFACE:

Preface

This text is intended for any adult who is interested in evaluating, selecting, and sharing multicultural literature written for children and young adults. The focus and organization of the text are designed for classes in departments of Education, English, and Library Science. The text focuses on the most outstanding literature in the following areas: African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and Middle Eastern. The text is written in the hope that those who share books with children will help them develop an appreciation for and an understanding of a varied and rich cultural heritage.

HIGHLIGHTS

Two-Part Chapter Organization
Each chapter focuses on two important areas related to multicultural literature. The first part of each chapter includes a discussion of specific literature, nonfiction, and fiction that develops a historical perspective of the culture, poetry, and contemporary literature. The second area in each chapter develops the techniques and methodologies that adults may use to help children develop an understanding for the culture.

Time Lines
Each of the chapters is introduced with a time line that highlights historical and literary milestones within the culture. These time lines encourage students to develop an in-depth understanding of the culture.

Criteria for Evaluating Literature
Each chapter discusses criteria that could be used when selecting and evaluating the literature. These criteria may be used in a historical perspective so that students understand the various changes in evaluation that may have occurred overtime.

Issues
Each chapter discusses various issues that are associated with writing, publishing, selecting, and evaluating the literature. These issues are written in such a way as to encourage students to discuss or even debate various viewpoints.

Authentication
Examples are developed that show how students can authenticate the text and the illustrations in multicultural literature. Many of these authentication examples are research projects developed by university students.

Additional Activities for Developing Understanding of Each Literature
Each chapter includes lists of additional activities that university professors may use as assignments with their students. There are also lists of additional activities that may be used with each of the phases to be used with children.

Involving Children Sections with Each Chapter
Each chapter includes a five-phase procedure of activities and learning experiences that may be used to help children develop an understanding of culture. These activities progress in the following order: phase one, general approach to traditional literature; phase two, folklore from a narrower region; phase three, historical nonfiction; phase four, historical fiction; phase five, contemporary literature. The activities in these phases were developed during field research in which the activities were tested with school children.

Text Teaching Aids
Each chapter includes various charts, webs, and teaching strategies that increase understanding of and interest in the culture. For example, several chapters include modeling activities that help teachers develop understanding of the culture and the literature.

Annotated Bibliographies
Each chapter concludes with annotated bibliographies that describe the literature. These annotations provide a short description of the book, readability level, and an interest level.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to thank the reviewers of the manuscript for their insights and comments: Richard F. Abrahamson, The University of Houston; Mingshui Cai, the University of Northern Iowa; Rodney D. Keller, Ricks College; Janice V. Kristo, The University of Maine; Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport University; and Masha K. Rudman, The University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Multicultural Literature.
2. African American Literature.
3. Native American Literature.
4. Latino Literature.
5. Asian Literature.
6. Jewish Literature.
7. Middle Eastern Literature.
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Preface

PREFACE:

Preface

This text is intended for any adult who is interested in evaluating, selecting, and sharing multicultural literature written for children and young adults. The focus and organization of the text are designed for classes in departments of Education, English, and Library Science. The text focuses on the most outstanding literature in the following areas: African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, and Middle Eastern. The text is written in the hope that those who share books with children will help them develop an appreciation for and an understanding of a varied and rich cultural heritage.

HIGHLIGHTS

Two-Part Chapter Organization
Each chapter focuses on two important areas related to multicultural literature. The first part of each chapter includes a discussion of specific literature, nonfiction, and fiction that develops a historical perspective of the culture, poetry, and contemporary literature. The second area in each chapter develops the techniques and methodologies that adults may use to help children develop an understanding for the culture.

Time Lines
Each of the chapters is introduced with a time line that highlights historical and literary milestones within the culture. These time lines encourage students to develop an in-depth understanding of the culture.

Criteria for Evaluating Literature
Each chapter discusses criteria that could be used when selecting and evaluating the literature. These criteria may be used in a historical perspective so that students understand the various changes in evaluation that may have occurredovertime.

Issues
Each chapter discusses various issues that are associated with writing, publishing, selecting, and evaluating the literature. These issues are written in such a way as to encourage students to discuss or even debate various viewpoints.

Authentication
Examples are developed that show how students can authenticate the text and the illustrations in multicultural literature. Many of these authentication examples are research projects developed by university students.

Additional Activities for Developing Understanding of Each Literature
Each chapter includes lists of additional activities that university professors may use as assignments with their students. There are also lists of additional activities that may be used with each of the phases to be used with children.

Involving Children Sections with Each Chapter
Each chapter includes a five-phase procedure of activities and learning experiences that may be used to help children develop an understanding of culture. These activities progress in the following order: phase one, general approach to traditional literature; phase two, folklore from a narrower region; phase three, historical nonfiction; phase four, historical fiction; phase five, contemporary literature. The activities in these phases were developed during field research in which the activities were tested with school children.

Text Teaching Aids
Each chapter includes various charts, webs, and teaching strategies that increase understanding of and interest in the culture. For example, several chapters include modeling activities that help teachers develop understanding of the culture and the literature.

Annotated Bibliographies
Each chapter concludes with annotated bibliographies that describe the literature. These annotations provide a short description of the book, readability level, and an interest level.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to thank the reviewers of the manuscript for their insights and comments: Richard F. Abrahamson, The University of Houston; Mingshui Cai, the University of Northern Iowa; Rodney D. Keller, Ricks College; Janice V. Kristo, The University of Maine; Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport University; and Masha K. Rudman, The University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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    Great Book for Multicultural Literature Examples and "Authenticty"

    Many teachers need to use multicultural books in the classrooms because of diversity. Each student will learn about others cultures, heritages, as well as connecting emotionally to their own through multicultural books. Multicultural books builds acceptance, tollerance, understanding, and support of other cultures. This books explains the different genres and gives fantastic examples of each. This book influences and teaches how to find books of authenticity. Students will learn how to find books that are authentic and realize the truth about so many different cultures. I will keep the book to help me pick and choose the best multicutural books available for my self (as a student) and for my students (as a teacher).

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