Across Cultures: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for Children

Across Cultures: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for Children

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Across Cultures: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for Children

Compiled by two experienced librarians, Across Cultures introduces you to more than 400 recent fiction and nonfiction multicultural resources for preschool through grade 6 and encourages you to make literature about diversity an integral part of your program of instruction.

Arranged in thematic groupings (Identity and Self-Image, Family and Friends, Traditions, Exploring the Past in Diverse Communities, for example), this lively volume links diverse peoples, themes, and issues. It presents both annotations and practical advice on programming strategies. Connections are made to projects, graphic organizers, and activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591583363
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Publication date: 12/30/2006
Series: Children's and Young Adult Literature Reference Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Identity, Self-Image, and Learning     1
Connecting to Images in Books     2
Clothing and Confidence     7
Self-Assurance Through Art     13
Concept Books: Numbers and Counting     16
Concept Books: Alphabet     19
Acceptance and Self-Image     22
The Importance of Books and Reading     26
The Right to Read     29
The Importance of Language     31
Exploring Character     33
Families, Friends, and Neighborhoods     37
It Takes a Village     38
Adoption     41
Everyday Experiences     44
Loving Families     49
Siblings and Friendship     52
Bullies and Bullying     56
Multicultural Families     59
Your Neighborhood     61
Libraries     65
Sports and Team Spirit     73
Travel and Adventure     82
Family Gatherings     85
Traditions-Food, Art, Poetry, Music, and Celebrations     87
Food     88
Proverbs and Sayings     90
Celebrations     92
Artistic Traditions     103
Baskets and Basket Weaving     107
Jazz     110
Music and Dance     115
Poetry     121
Traditions-Folktales     125
Cinderella     126
Gingerbread Man     129
Symbols of Strength     132
Folktales from Six Continents     135
Pourquoi Stories     140
Noodleheads     143
Making Choices     147
Fables     150
Telling Traditional Stories     154
Exploring the Past in Diverse Communities     161
Shakespeare and the Theater     162
Pioneers and the West     166
The Underground Railroad     170
Quilts and Fabric     174
Immigration     178
Flight     190
The Holocaust     193
World War II in America     201
Vietnam War     205
Civil Rights     207
Migrant Workers and Protests     215
Knowing Today's World     219
America and the World     220
The Global Economy     224
Markets Around the World     229
Southern Africa     232
Korea      235
Schools     238
Islam     245
Coping With Conflict     250
Parent-Child Book Discussion Groups     253
Literature Circles     267
Awards for Multicultural Literature     281
Culture/Grade Level Index     297
Author Index     306
Title Index     313
Illustrator Index     319
Subject/Grade Level Index     324

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