background preloader

Multicultural Literature for Adolescents

Facebook Twitter

Multicultural Literature for Adolescents

Scholarly Resources. 2b3aa2e7292c151d4e9d819e18cfaaa3a327. Multicultural/Culturally-Responsive Books - Curriculum Collection at Lewis Library - Research Guides at Loyola University Chicago. How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books. How do you know if a children's book you're about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters?

How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books

Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book? Review of Hearing All the Voices: Multicultural Books for Adolesc. Using Young Adult Literature to Increase Student Success and Teac. The importance of multicultural literature. Marianne Grasso Australian primary schools are more culturally diverse now than ever before.

The importance of multicultural literature

By including multicultural literature in the school library fiction collection, teacher librarians ensure they provide their students with texts that represent the culturally diverse classrooms and home environments in this country, and those across the globe. With recent global events, it has become increasingly important that students do not become ethnocentric. School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-Multicultural Children's Literature: Creating and Applying an Evaluation Tool in Response to the Needs of Urban Educators. School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-Multicultural Children's Literature: Creating and Applying an Evaluation Tool in Response to the Needs of Urban Educators by Jennifer Johnson Higgins Abstract: In this project, research-based criteria were established and a tool for evaluating multicultural children's literature was developed.

School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-Multicultural Children's Literature: Creating and Applying an Evaluation Tool in Response to the Needs of Urban Educators

Characteristics of Quality Multicultural Literature. It's not on the list: An exploration of teachers' perspectives on using multicultural literature.

Characteristics of Quality Multicultural Literature

By: Stallworth, B. Joyce; Gibbons, Louel; Fauber, Leigh. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Mar2006, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p478-489, 12p. ALAN v23n1 - At Home with Multicultural Adolescent Literature. At Home with Multicultural Adolescent Literature Bonnie O.

ALAN v23n1 - At Home with Multicultural Adolescent Literature

Ericson For teachers living in urban areas or the border states, multiculturalism is no longer an issue for debate or discussion. Multiculturalism is now an always exciting, sometimes challenging, everyday fact of life. For example, over 80% of the students in the Los Angeles public schools are ethnically diverse students, and it is not uncommon to find speakers of some five or six different first languages in a single classroom. Embracing Diversity in YA Lit. From social media to publishing industry-led initiatives, the call for diversity in children’s and young adult literature has steadily grown into a loud roar in the past months.

Embracing Diversity in YA Lit

As part of School Library Journal’s SummerTeen virtual conference, the “Embracing Diversity” panel featuring Karen Arthurton, Jonathan Friesen, James Klise, and Amanda Sun led to a lively and ongoing conversation about the importance of not only publishing books for kids by and about diverse people, but also getting them in the hands of readers. SLJ spoke to industry professionals who are raising awareness on the need for different perspectives in young adult books, and compiled a list of resources to find these titles. The CBC Diversity Committee was established in 2012 as one of the committees created by the Children’s Book Council, the national nonprofit trade association for children’s trade book publishers.

And wh What can librarians do? Amazing Grace. Green is a Chile Pepper Activities. Over in The Nonfiction Nook I just posted my interview with award winning illustrator John Parra about his new color concept book, GREEN IS A CHILE PEPPER.

Green is a Chile Pepper Activities

The book is beautiful and fun and speaks to the teacher in me, so I’m posting a few activity and lesson ideas for parents and teachers below. Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics changed their recommendations for early literacy to include reading aloud to babies from the first days of life! Singing, talking, and reading to your infant, baby, toddler, and big kid help prepare them for success in school. Suki's Kimono. Reading Resources » Suki's Kimono Target Skills Comprehension Skill Compare and Contrast When you compare and contrast two or more things, you tell how they are alike and different.

Suki's Kimono

Big Red Lollipop ~ RukhsanaKhan.com. A multicultural picture book about greed and temptation, set in North America about two sisters who are invited to a birthday party.

Big Red Lollipop ~ RukhsanaKhan.com

See Rukhsana tell her version (Sana's version) of the story: Big Red Lollipop video A tutorial on how educators can use Big Red Lollipop to teach point of view: Big Red Lollipop Tutorial To hear an audio through TeachingBooks.net of the author talking about and reading from Big Red Lollipop click here To see a reading of the book: Big Red Lollipop" Read by Amanda Ferraro. Welcome to the Official Site of Sharon Draper. Reviews:Harsh life of slave girl a riveting taleFriday, December 30, 2005Rollie WelchSpecial to The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) Cleveland native Sharon Draper, award-winning author and graduate of the old John Adams High School, switches literary styles in "Copper Sun.

Welcome to the Official Site of Sharon Draper

" Following her hugely successful string of modern-reality, young-adult fiction, Draper offers a historical novel featuring iron shackles, the Middle Passage and runaway slaves. Draper isn't after a history lesson.