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Multicultural Children's Literature : Through the Eyes of Many Children,9780132431224

Multicultural Children's Literature : Through the Eyes of Many Children

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9780132431224

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013243122X
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

Written by one of the most highly regarded names in the field of children's literature, this compact guide to selecting high-quality examples of multicultural literature offers future teachers the broad-based introduction they need to the literature of the many cultures that comprise America today. Coverage focuses on three main ideas: incorporating the best multicultural books into the classroom, honoring and respecting both the literature "and" the cultures inhabiting the classroom, and using quality children's literature to motivate readers while simultaneously nurturing a culturally-responsive classroom. Educators and pre-service teachers of children's literature and reading.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Multicultural Literature
1(12)
Developing a Study of Multicultural Literature
4(9)
Five-Phase Approach for the Study of Multicultural Literature
5(3)
Authenticating the Literature
8(5)
African American Literature
13(34)
Issues Related to African American Literature
13(2)
Changing Availability of Quality Literature
15(3)
Authors and Illustrators Who Write About the African American Culture and Experience
15(3)
Traditional Literature
18(12)
History of Recording of African Folklore
18(1)
Types of Stories from Specific Regions
19(1)
Literary Characteristics of the Folklore
20(1)
Examples of African Folklore
21(4)
African American Folklore
25(5)
Historical Nonfiction and Fiction
30(6)
Informational Books That Develop Historical Perspectives
31(1)
Biographies and Autobiographies About the Slavery Period
32(2)
Historical Fiction About the Slavery Period
34(2)
African American Poetry
36(2)
Contemporary African American Literature
38(7)
Picture Books
38(1)
Fiction for Middle-Elementary Grades
39(1)
Fiction for Older Children
40(3)
Nonfiction
43(2)
Summary
45(2)
Involving Children with African American Literature 47(62)
Phase One: Traditional Literature
47(3)
Discovering Oral Storytelling Styles from Africa
47(2)
Comparing Traditional Values in an African Folktale and an African Literary Folktale
49(1)
Phase Two: Folklore of the American South
50(2)
Webbing Traditional Values
50(2)
Discussing African American Folktales That Show European Influences
52(1)
Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction and Phase Four: Historical Fiction
52(3)
Developing a Multicultural Study of African American Historical Fiction and Biography
53(2)
Phase Five: Contemporary Literature
55(14)
Developing Listening Comprehension Through ELVES
55(14)
Native American Literature
69(40)
Historical Perspective
69(1)
Stereotypes in Literature from the Past
69(1)
Authors and Illustrators Who Write About Native American Culture and Experience
70(1)
Issues Related to Native American Literature
71(5)
Authenticity of Text and Illustrations
74(1)
Conflicts over Sovereignty of the Stories
74(1)
Disputes over Literary Styles and Translations
75(1)
Disagreements over Literal versus Metaphorical Interpretations
76(1)
Traditional Literature
76(11)
History of European Recording of North American Folklore in Written Form
77(1)
Importance of Native American Folklore
78(9)
Historical Nonfiction and Fiction
87(13)
Biography About Early Peoples
88(6)
Informational Books About Earlier Time Periods
94(1)
Historical Fiction
95(3)
Characteristics of Contemporary Native American Authors
98(2)
Native American Poetry
100(2)
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
102(4)
Picture Story Books
102(2)
Books for Older Readers
104(2)
Nonfiction Informational Books
106(1)
Summary
107(2)
Involving Children with Native American Literature 109(55)
Phase One: Traditional Literature
109(3)
Developing Oral Storytelling Styles
109(2)
Identifying Types of Tales Found in Native American Folklore
111(1)
Phase Two: Folklore from Specific Peoples
112(4)
Identifying Traditional Values in Native American Folklore
113(1)
Comparing Variants of the Cinderella Story
113(2)
Webbing the Literary and Cultural Elements in Native American Folklore
115(1)
Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction
116(2)
Phase Four: Historical Fiction
118(2)
Evaluating Historical Fiction About Native Americans
118(2)
Phase Five: Contemporary Literature
120(13)
Developing Understanding of Author's Style
120(13)
Latino Literature
133(31)
Historical Perspectives
135(1)
Authors Who Write and Illustrate Latino Literature
135(2)
Values in Latino Culture
137(2)
Folklore
139(10)
Ancient Mayan, Aztec, and Inca Folklore
140(6)
Folklore that Reflects Interaction with Other Cultures
146(3)
Historical Nonfiction and Fiction
149(5)
Informational Books That Develop Historical Perspectives
147(4)
Historical Fiction
151(3)
Contemporary Realistic Fiction and Nonfiction
154(7)
Poetry
154(1)
Picture Books
155(2)
Fiction for Middle-Elementary Grades
157(1)
Fiction Written for Older Readers
158(1)
Contemporary Nonfiction
159(2)
Summary
161(3)
Involving Children in Latino Literature 164(52)
Phase One: Ancient Aztec and Mayan Folklore
164(1)
Phase Two: Stories That Reflect Interaction with Other Cultures
165(2)
Analyzing Folklore That Reflects Interactions with Other Cultures
165(2)
Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction
167(1)
Phase Four: Historical Fiction
168(3)
Searching for Cultural Beliefs and Historical Happenings in the Writings of Scott O'Dell
168(1)
Modeling Comprehension of Characterization with Fleischman's Bandit's Moon
168(3)
Phase Five: Contemporary Literature
171(12)
Responding to the Language in Nursery Rhymes and Poetry
171(1)
Responding to Courage in Literature
172(11)
Asian Literature
183(33)
Values That Are Part of the Cultures
184(1)
Concerns over Stereotypes in Literature from the Past
185(1)
Asian Folklore
185(12)
Chinese Folklore
186(5)
Folklore from India
191(3)
Folklore from Japan
194(2)
Other Asian Foklore
196(1)
Fantasy Selections That Have Threads with Folklore
197(1)
Early History of the People and the Culture
197(7)
Informational Books That Depict Asian History
198(1)
Biographies About Figures from Early Culture
199(1)
Historical Fiction About Asian Cultures
199(5)
Poetry
204(1)
Contemporary Literature with Asian Roots
205(9)
Informational Books
206(1)
Biographies
207(2)
Historical Fiction with More Contemporary Settings
209(1)
Informational Books About World War II and Asian Experiences
210(1)
Contemporary Asian American Stories
211(3)
Summary
214(2)
Involving Children with Asian Literature 216(50)
Phase One: Traditional Values in Folklore
216(3)
Using a Web to Develop a Unit Around Chinese Folklore
216(2)
Listening to Asian Literature to Predict Outcomes
218(1)
Phase Two: Folklore Told in the United States
219(1)
Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction
220(2)
Integrating Literature and Geography
220(2)
Phase Four: Historical Fiction
222(1)
Identifying Traditional Values and Historical Happenings
222(1)
Phase Five: Contemporary Literature
223(12)
Compare Biographies of One Biographical Character
223(12)
Jewish Literature
235(31)
What Does It Mean to Be Jewish?
235(1)
Folklore and Ancient Stories of the Jewish People
236(8)
History of the Collection of Folklore
236(1)
Types of Folklore
237(1)
Examples of Jewish Folklore
238(6)
Early History of the Jewish People
244(3)
Years of Emigration and Immigration
247(1)
The Holocaust in Children's and Young Adult Literature
248(10)
Educational and Political Background of the Time of the Holocaust
248(2)
Informational Books About the Holocaust
250(2)
Historical Fiction
252(3)
Biography and Autobiography
255(3)
Jewish Poetry
258(3)
Contemporary Jewish Literature
261(3)
Picture Storybooks
261(1)
Books for Older Readers
262(2)
Summary
264(2)
Involving Children with Jewish Literature 266(45)
Phase One: Traditional Literature
266(2)
Webbing the Values Found in Jewish Folklore
266(1)
Comparing Three Versions of the Golem
266(2)
Phase Two: Adaptations of Traditional Literature
268(2)
Developing a Person-Against-Person Plot Structure with a Literary Folktale
268(2)
Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction
270(1)
Prepare Time Lines and Maps Showing Early Jewish History
270(1)
Phase Four: Historical Fiction
271(4)
Developing Understandings of Holocaust Literature Through Modeling
271(4)
Phase Five: Contemporary Literature
275(10)
Analyzing Author's Style to Develop an Understanding of the Holocaust
275(10)
Middle Eastern Literature
285(26)
Historical Perspectives
286(1)
Stereotypes
286(1)
Authors Who Write and Illustrate Books
287(1)
Values Identified in the Culture and Literature
288(1)
Folklore and Ancient Stories from the Middle East
289(6)
History of Collection
289(1)
Types of Tales
290(5)
Early History
295(8)
Ancient Cultures of Egypt
296(1)
Building the Pyramids
296(1)
Mummies and Searching the Tombs
297(2)
Ancient Cultures of Other Middle Eastern Areas
299(1)
Juvenile Informational Literature
299(2)
Fictional Storybooks Set in the Ancient Middle East
301(1)
Historical Fiction Set in the Ancient Middle East
302(1)
Contemporary Literature with Middle Eastern Roots
303(6)
Informational Books
303(1)
Poetry
304(2)
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
306(3)
Summary
309(2)
Involving Children with Literature from the Middle East 311(12)
Phase One: Traditional Values in Folklore
311(2)
Additional Activities to Enhance Phase One
312(1)
Phase Two: Narrowing the Folklore to the Literature of One Country
313(1)
Additional Activities to Enhance Phase Two
313(1)
Phase Three: Historical Nonfiction
314(1)
Additional Activities to Enhance Phase Three
314(1)
Phase Four: Historical Fiction
315(1)
Additional Activities to Enhance Phase Four
315(1)
Phase Five: Contemporary Literature
315(8)
Additional Activities to Enhance Phase Five
317(6)
Author and Title Index 323(14)
Subject Index 337


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