Multicultural Children's Literature Through the Eyes of Many Children

ISBN-10: 0132685760

ISBN-13: 9780132685764

Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Donna E. Norton
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Description: A 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’sMulticultural 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.

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Book details

List price: $40.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Introduction to Multicultural Literature
Developing a Study of Multicultural Literature
Survival
African American Literature
Issues Related to African American Literature
Changing Availability of Quality Literature
Authors Who Write and Illustrate African American Literature
Traditional Literature
Historical Nonfiction and Fiction
African American Poetry
Contemporary African and African American Literature 37
Survival
Summary
Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of African American Literature
Involving Children with African American Literature
Traditional Literature
Folklore of the American South
Historical Nonfiction and Phase Four: Historical Fiction
Contemporary Literature
Research and Writing Connections
Native American Literature
Historical Perspective
Authors Who Write and Illustrate Native American Literature
Issues Related to Native American Literature
Traditional Literature
Historical Nonfiction and Fiction
Native American Poetry
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Nonfiction Informational Books
Survival
Summary
Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Native American Literature
Involving Children with Native American Literature
Traditional Literature
Folklore from Specific Peoples
Historical Nonfiction
Historical Fiction
Evaluating Historical Fiction about Native Americans
Authentication of The Birchbark House
Analysis of The Birchbark House
Analytical Reading of Jan Hudson's Sweetgrass
Contemporary Literature
Visualizing Native American Culture
Latino Literature
Historical Perspectives
Authors Who Write and Illustrate Latino Literature
Values in Latino Culture
Folklore
Historical Nonfiction and Fiction
Contemporary Realistic Fiction and Nonfiction
Survival
Summary
Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Latino Literature and Culture
Involving Children with Latino Literature
Ancient Aztec and Mayan Folklore
Stories That Reflect Interaction with Other Cultures
Historical Nonfiction
Historical Fiction
Contemporary Literature
Analytical Reading of Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion
Visualizing Latino Culture
Writing Connections with Latino Literature
Asian Literature
Values That Are Part of the Cultures
Concerns over Stereotypes in Literature from the Past
Asian Folklore
Early History of the People and the Culture
Poetry
Contemporary Literature with Asian Roots
Survival
Summary
Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Asian Literature
Involving Children with Asian Literature
Traditional Values in Folklore
Folklore Told in the United States
Historical Nonfiction
Historical Fiction
Contemporary Literature
How Would Confucius, Buddha, or the Dalai Lama Respond to These Issues?
Visualizing Chinese Art
Writing Connections with Asian Literature
Jewish Literature
What Does It Mean to Be Jewish?
Folklore and Ancient Stories of the Jewish People
Early History of the Jewish People
Years of Emigration and Immigration
The Holocaust in Children's and Young Adult Literature
Jewish Poetry
Contemporary Jewish Literature
Survival
Summary
Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Jewish Literature
Involving Children with Jewish Literature
Traditional Literature
Adaptations of Traditional Literature
Historical Nonfiction
Historical Fiction
Analytical Reading of Miriam Bat-Ami's Two Suns in the Sky
Contemporary Literature
Middle Eastern Literature
Historical Perspectives
Authors Who Write and Illustrate Middle Eastern Literature
Values Identified in the Culture and Literature
Folklore and Ancient Stories from the Middle East
Early History
Contemporary Literature with Middle Eastern Roots
Survival
Summary
Suggested Activities for Developing Understanding of Literature from the Middle East
Involving Children with Middle Eastern Literature
Traditional Values in Folklore
Narrowing the Folklore to the Literature of One Country
Analytical Reading of Hilari Bell's Flame
Historical Nonfiction
Historical Fiction
Contemporary Literature
Visualizing Middle Eastern Art
Author Index
Subject Index
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