Global Perspectives in Children's Literature

ISBN-10: 0205308627
ISBN-13: 9780205308620
Edition: 2001
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Description: This book presents a comprehensive discussion of international children's books and their use in K-8 classrooms. Global Perspectives in Children's Literature reviews the status of children's literature around the world and elaborates on the  More...

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Book details

List price: $66.80
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This book presents a comprehensive discussion of international children's books and their use in K-8 classrooms. Global Perspectives in Children's Literature reviews the status of children's literature around the world and elaborates on the benefits of international children's literature for both children's development and the curriculum. The book presents various genres such as picture books, fiction, informational books, and poetry. Issues in the field and criteria for selecting books are provided. History and contemporary trends are discussed and numerous books are described. Specific ways to share international books are presented as they relate to theme studies, specific content areas, visual literacy, and language arts.

Dr. Evelyn B. Freeman is Dean and Director of The Ohio State University-Mansfield. She also serves as Executive Dean for Ohio State's regional campuses. Dr. Freeman is professor in the School of Teaching and Learning and teaches courses in children's literature and language arts. Her research interests focus on multicultural and global children's literature, and nonfiction literature for children. She has served as co-editor of the Journal of Children's Literature, Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature, and the Children's Books column of The Reading Teacher. She has co-authored three books: Using Nonfiction Trade Books in the Elementary Classroom (1992, NCTE); Connecting Informational Children's Books with Content Area Learning (1997, Allyn and Bacon); and Global Perspectives in Children's Literature (2001, Allyn and Bacon). Dr. Freeman has written numerous book chapters and her articles have appeared in Language Arts, Bookbird, and The Reading Teacher. She has presented at professional conferences nationally and internationally. Active in professional organizations, Dr. Freeman chaired the Notable Books for a Global Society Committee and the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Committee. She has served on USBBY's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Nominating Committee. In 2007, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Dr. Freeman is immediate Past-President of the Children's Literature Assembly of NCTE.

Barbara A. Lehman is Professor of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, where she teaches graduate courses in children's literature and literacy at the Mansfield Campus. Her scholarly interests focus on multicultural and global children's literature and child-centered literary criticism. She co-edited Teaching with Children's Books: Paths to Literature-Based Instruction (National Council of Teachers of English [NCTE], 1995) and co-authored with Evelyn Freeman Global Perspectives in Children's Literature (Allyn & Bacon, 2001). Her third title, Children's Literature and Learning: Literary Study Across the Curriculum, was published by Teachers College Press (2007). She has had articles published in ChLA Quarterly, Children's Literature in Education, and the Journal of Children's Literature, among others. She has co-edited the Journal of Children's Literature (Children's Literature Assembly of NCTE) and Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature for the International Board on Books for Young People. She has served on and chaired book and author award committees, such as NCTE's Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children Committee, the Children's Literature Assembly's Notable Books in the Language Arts Committee, the Hans Christian Andersen Award U.S. nominating committee, the USBBY's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominating committee, the International Reading Association's Arbuthnot Award Committee and the Notable Books for a Global Society Committee, and the ChLA Article Award Committee. She is president-elect of USBBY (to be president in 2011). She was a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa during 2004-2005, and the 2009 recipient of the Arbuthnot Award from the International Reading Association.

Introduction
The Status of Children's Literature around the World
The Historical Context of International Children's Literature
Defining International Children's Literature
The Value and Importance of International Children's Literature
Introduction
Benefits to Children
Curricular and Instructional Benefits
Conclusion
Issues in International Children's Literature
Availability of Global Children's Literature
Authenticity in Global Children's Literature
Translation of International Children's Books
Publishing and Distributing International Children's Books
Selecting and Evaluating Global Children's Literature
Trends in Global Children's Literature: Focus on Genre
Picture Books
Fiction
Informational Books
Biography
Poetry
Folklore
Sharing International Books across the Curriculum
Theme Studies
The Beauty and Power of Language
Content Connections
Genre Study
Visual Literacy
Conclusion
References
Children's Books Cited
Hans Christian Andersen Award Recipients
Mildred L. Batchelder Award Recipients
Publishers of International Books
Professional Resources for International Children's Literature
Index of Subjects
Index of Authors
Index of Children's Books
Six Profiles

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