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Multicultural Programs For Tweens And Teens
     

Multicultural Programs For Tweens And Teens

by Linda B. Alexander, Nahyun Kwon (Editor)
 

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Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens is a one-stop resource that encourages children and young adults to explore different cultures. Dozens of flexible programming ideas allow you to

Choose a program specific to your scheduling, budget, or age group requirements

Creat an event that reflects a specific culture

Recommend further resources

And much more

Overview

Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens is a one-stop resource that encourages children and young adults to explore different cultures. Dozens of flexible programming ideas allow you to

Choose a program specific to your scheduling, budget, or age group requirements

Creat an event that reflects a specific culture

Recommend further resources

And much more

Following the practical programs laid out here, young adult librarians in public libraries, school librarians, and adult and young adult services staff can easily explore many diverse cultures.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Summer Hayes
Intended as a guide for public and school librarians, this book provides up to nine ideas each for African American, Latino American, Native American, and Asian cultural programs, plus four cross-cultural programs designed to raise awareness of themes shared by multiple cultural groups. Program details include age range of intended participants, expected duration, goals and relevance, activities, preparation and potential cost. Bibliographies of print and online resources to support each program, some of which are quite extensive, are provided. Programming ideas are based primarily on culturally-appropriate literature but many incorporate lectures, music, art and film. Ideas for crafts, games and other activities are also included for some programs. A comprehensive index allows users to find programs based on subject, audience age, duration and cost. The programs collected in this title are the result of class projects by graduate students at the University of South Florida, and the results are predictably uneven. Programs are written with varying attention to detail and many of the bibliographies list materials that are dated or not appropriate for the target audience age range. The majority of programs have a strong educational slant and many read more like class lessons than library programs. Only seven of the twenty-five programs are one hour or less, and half require two sessions or more, making this title less useful for public librarians seeking ideas for a quick program to draw crowds, but school librarians will likely find ideas to support curricula. Reviewer: Summer Hayes
School Library Journal
This volume collects projects from students at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida. They outline several programs that librarians can use with their patrons to introduce different cultures. Each entry lists objectives, target age ranges, costs, activities, and a reading list. Within these parameters, there is a wide range of programs and quality. Some outlines are extremely detailed, include handouts, and walk readers through preparation, sometimes in too-great detail. Others are too vague, and many programs will require modification. For instance, one film series lists mostly R-rated movies, and several programs exceed two hours. Many of the reading lists require resources that are out-of-date or not age appropriate. A reading-club program recommends that 12- to 13-year-olds read the adult title Bless Me Ultima (TQS Publications, 1972); another recommends a 22-year-old book to describe modern teenage life in Japan. One list of books on African-American music focuses on artists who were popular in the mid-1990s. Despite the requisite alterations required to employ many of these programs, the volume contains several good ideas.—Jennifer Rothschild, Prince George's County Memorial Library System, Oxon Hill, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838935828
Publisher:
ALA Editions
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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