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Multicultural Literature for Adolescents

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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 | Scholastic. How do you know if a children's book you're about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters? Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book? To answer these questions, Scholastic Teacher magazine invited five children's literature specialists to give us their candid advice on selecting books about or related to Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Jews, and Asian Americans.

Within each section of this article, you'll find: Reviews of ten great children's books suitable for grades K–8Essential advice from a children's author or illustrator: Joseph Bruchac, Gary Soto, Floyd Cooper, Patricia Polacco, Yumi HeoKey criteria to use when selecting booksA list of notable authorsAnd more! Our experts also helped us compile an extensive list of other multicultural resources for teachers and their classrooms. Native Americans: Let Our Words Be Heard By Peggy K. 10 Great Children's Books Keep in Mind. 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. 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. Exposure to a variety of multicultural literature can assist in breaking down cultural barriers.

What value does multicultural literature add to the school library fiction collection? Multicultural literature serves as a powerful tool in enabling students to gain a better understanding of both their own culture and the cultures of others. Suzanne Evans (2010) conducted research on critical literacy using a range of multicultural picture books. Promotes empathy and unity Promotes cross-cultural friendship Online digital resources Conclusion. 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. This tool was then applied to 30 multicultural picture books and 5 multicultural chapter books. Quality and authenticity were determined and an evaluative summary was written for each book. Literature Review: The following review of research and resources focuses on defining authentic multicultural children's literature and appropriate evaluation strategies for choosing authentic literature. In the literature, the authenticity of multicultural books is determined in different ways by different scholars.

Why Multicultural children's literature? A good book can help to break down [barriers]. High literary quality. No distortions or omissions of history. Characteristics of Quality Multicultural Literature. It's not on the list: An exploration of teachers' perspectives on using multicultural literature. By: Stallworth, B. Joyce; Gibbons, Louel; Fauber, Leigh. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Mar2006, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p478-489, 12p. (Journal Article) Guiding principles for teaching multicultural literature. By: Louie, Belinda Y.. ALAN v23n1 - At Home with Multicultural Adolescent Literature. At Home with Multicultural Adolescent Literature Bonnie O.

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. Although access to multicultural literature is essential for these students, it is important to realize that such literature is hardly for them alone. On a recent visit to my hometown in rural Iowa, I was surprised (and pleased)to find an editorial in the newspaper called " `Us,' `them,' `we' and ESL cutting.

" 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. 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? Logo for Disability in Kid Lit website. From School Library Journal: Amazing Grace. Green is a Chile Pepper Activities | Robin Yardi. 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. 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. The number of words a baby hears before entering school effects how well they do. And studies show, the words that count are the words from YOU–their parent, their caregiver, their teacher–not from the radio, the TV, or electronic toys. These are my recommendations for reading GREEN IS A CHILE PEPPER, but ANY book you both enjoy is a good book to read together. PRESCHOOLERS: Most preschoolers will sit through a whole book. 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. Your child should be able to use words such as like both, also, but and instead of to make comparisons. Comprehension Strategy Visualize- While reading, look for words that help you form pictures in your mind. Your child should be able gain understanding of text thorugh pictures, illustrations and graphic sources.

Vocabulary - Synonyms Phonics - CV/VC pattern Writing - Expository Text Practice Links Spelling Words and phonics skills- Practice Words at Vocabulary 1. cotton: cloth made from soft, white fibers that grow in branches on a cotton plant 2. festival: program of entertainment often held once a year 3. graceful: beautiful in form or movement 4. handkerchief: soft, usually square piece of cloth used for wiping your nose, face, or hands 5. paces: steps 6. pale: not bright; dim Social Studies connections: Big Red Lollipop ~ A multicultural picture book about greed and temptation, set in North America about two sisters who are invited to a birthday party. 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 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 To see a review of the book: Liz's Book Snuggery "...

" -New York Times Review- "Khan (Silly Chicken) delivers another astute and moving story, ostensibly dealing with sibling rivalry, but actually about hard-won lessons emerging from clashes of identity and assimilation. -Publisher's Weekly Starred Review- "Siblings everywhere will see themselves in this story, even though it is rooted in the experience of an immigrant family. -Booklist Starred Review-

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. " 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. Instead, she brings emotional life to the appalling details of forced servitude. From the opening pages, readers become engrossed with the heartbreaking journey of Amari, a 15-year-old African girl captured and enslaved in 1738.

The horror begins quickly. As Amari arrives at Cape Coast, an infamous slave-holding prison, Draper's extensive research becomes evident. The barbaric passage across the Atlantic from Africa contains some of the more intense writing found in recent young-adult literature. Kirkus Awards: