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Multicultural Children's Literature

Multicultural Resources

 Resources, suggested lists, and award-winning books: Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, Mildred Batchelder.

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Resources about Multicultural Children's Literature

Multicultural children's literature: through the eyes of many children
by Donna Norton

9780132685764Donna E. NortonMulticultural Children's Literature: Through the Eyes of Many ChildrenA 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. - Description from Syndetics
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Multicultural Children's Literature : A Critical Issues Approach
by Ambika Gopalakrishnan

9781412955225Ambika Gopalakrishnan; Kimberly Persiani-Becker (Contribution by)Multicultural Children's Literature: A Critical Issues ApproachMulticultural Children′s Literature: A Critical Issues Approach is designed to prepare primary and secondary preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children′s books. This book will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children′s literature and as a supplement in courses on children′s literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education. - Description from Syndetics
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Across cultures: a guide to multicultural literature for children
by East & Thomas

9781591583363Kathy East; Rebecca L. ThomasAcross Cultures: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for ChildrenCompiled by two experienced librarians, Crossing Cultures introduces more than 400 recent fiction and nonfiction multicultural resources for preschool through grade 6 and encourages readers to make literature about diversity an integral part of their 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. - Description from Syndetics
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Multicultural and ethnic children's literature in the United States
by Donna L Gilton

9780810856721Donna L. GiltonMulticultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United StatesThis book describes the history and characteristics of ethnic and multicultural children's literature in the U.S., as well as related materials published elsewhere. It relates in great detail the people, businesses, organizations, and institutions that create, disseminate, promote, critique, and collect these materials. Author Donna Gilton gives a detailed history of U.S. multicultural and ethnic children's literature throughout several historic periods, relating these developments to general social and political U.S. history. Chapters illustrate characteristics of U.S. multicultural children's books, the major issues in the field, and multicultural initiatives and mainstream responses, while also providing outlines of research possibilities in the field and suggesting other groups of people who should be emphasized more in the future. In doing all this, Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States brings together valuable and scattered information for the busy and involved librarians, teachers, parents, publishers, distributors, and community leaders who wish to use and promote this material with children. - Description from Syndetics
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Many peoples, one land: a guide to new multicultural literature for children and young adults
by Helbig & Perkins

9780313309670Alethea K. Helbig; Agnes Regan PerkinsMany Peoples, One Land: A Guide to New Multicultural Literature for Children and Young AdultsCelebrating the wealth of quality multicultural literature recently published for children and young adults, this valuable resource examines the fiction, oral tradition, and poetry from four major ethnic groups in the United States. Each of these genres is considered in turn for the literature dealing with African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native-American Indians. Taking up where their earlier volume This Land is Our Land left off, Helbig and Perkins have teamed up once again to identify and expertly evaluate more than 500 multicultural books published from 1994 through 1999. Both considered authorities in the field of children's literature, the two of them personally selected, read, and evaluated all the books included here. Their insightful annotations help readers carefully consider both literary standards such as plot development, characterization, and style, as well as cultural values as they are represented in these cited works. Each entry also indicates the suggested age and grade level appropriateness of the work.With the proliferation and ever increasing popularity of multicultural literature for children and young adults, this sensitively written volume will serve as an invaluable collection development tool. Teachers, as well as librarians, will find the comprehensiveness and organization of this bibliography helpful as a guide in selecting appropriate materials for classroom use. Even students will find this book easy to use, with its five indexes identifying works by title, writer, illustrator, grade level, and subject. Public libraries and school media centers will find much use for Many Peoples, One Land. - Description from Syndetics
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Coretta Scott King Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

This Year - Coretta Scott King Awards

Past Coretta Scott King Awards

Pura Belpre Awards

The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

This Year - Pura Belpre Awards

Past Pura Belpre Awards

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.

Batchelder Award Winners

Batchelder Award winners - past

Multicultural Lists or Resources

50 Multicultural Books Every Child should Read

Journal of African Children's and Youth Literature

Indexed in GALE Literature Resource Center

We Need Diverse Books

Gateway to numerous lists of multicultural books. We Need Diverse Books" is a grassroots organization of childrens book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.

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