Promoting a Global Community Through Multicultural Children's Literature / Edition 1

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Overview

You will find this book invaluable for teaching students the beauties of diversity and for building understanding of cultures from around the world. This book features more than 800 titles, both single volume and series, selected for their multicultural content and compelling reflections of the social issues of diverse cultures. The more than 100 interdisciplinary application strategies for titles range from reading aloud with follow-up discussions to social activism. Fully indexed by author and title, this guide includes Web sites for literature integration, contact information, a discussion of the benefits of multicultural literature, and suggestions for further reading. The perfect guide for introducing students to other cultures and customs.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
A timely and informative guide for educators who are trying to promote an understanding of world cultures and our interconnectedness. The book is divided into five sections: "Ties That Bind: Celebrating Life around the World"; "Refugees and Homeless: Nomads of the World"; "Navigating the Road to Literacy"; "Books That Bring People Together"; and "Multicultural Books in a Series." Chapters are then subdivided into narrower topics and include annotated lists of books in many different genres. Each chapter concludes with a section of "Book Extensions," a list of ideas to build on the issues raised by some of the books mentioned. Each suggestion notes its applicability to subject areas such as social studies, sociology, and history. The more than 800 recommended titles for kindergarten through eighth grade are for the most part current and varied. The final section covers "Resources for Promoting Children's and Young Adult Literature" and provides a list of professional reading and resources for infusing literature into content areas. A valuable resource for a relevant topic.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563087059
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Through Children's Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 179
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

STANLEY F. STEINER is professor of children's literature at Boise State University, Idaho. He was a K5 classroom teacher for 15 years

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