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selection and use of multicultural children"s literature by Louise Margaret Granahan

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Published .
Written in English


  • Multicultural education.,
  • Multiculturalism in literature.,
  • Ethnic groups in literature.,
  • Children"s literature.,
  • Children -- Books and reading.

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Statementby Louise Margaret Granahan.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 275 leaves :
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20849250M

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Inside: Celebrate diversity and culture with this vast collection of multicultural books for children!Includes 60+ book lists, from toddlers through big kids. I was dismayed to discover that the number of multicultural books for children that have been .   When looking for a list of children’s books about diversity, you may have a specific topic in mind. You may want books about ethnic diversity, or books that address specific social or gender issues, or perhaps you only want books which include diverse characters in everyday situations with no mention of social issues at all. In the selection of multicultural literature for children and young adults, educators and researchers focus on two main controversial issues—authority and authenticity—that the authors portray Author: Krishna Bista. published for children, selecting books appropriate to the needs of children can be difficult. Teachers and librarians, who share books with groups of children as well as with individual children, should select books that provide balance in a school or public library. The objectives of literature programs also affect educators’ selections of children’s Size: 1MB.

Best Sellers in Children's Multicultural Story Books #1. Inside Out and Back Again Thanhha Lai. out of 5 stars 1, (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) Cedella Marley. out of 5 stars Board book.   There has been a lot of chatter in the publishing world about whether or not there is enough diversity in children’s picture books. “Enough” is probably the wrong word, in my opinion. In any case, it’s clear that families want and need a greater selection of books which reflect the multicultural world in which their kids are growing up. Selecting good multicultural books involves an anti-bias approach, an active commitment to challenging prejudice, stereotyping, and all forms of discrimination; good multicultural children’s books challenge stereotypes, provide a realistic glimpse into the lives of diverse groups of people, help children learn to recognize unfairness, and provide models for challenging inequity. One of the best children’s books about diversity, The Colors of Us is about a little girl named Lena who wants to paint a self-portrait using brown paint for her skin. When Lena and her mom take a walk through their neighborhood, she notices that there are many different shades of brown skin, and she begins to see her familiar world in a new way.

The Importance of Multicultural Children's Books. Literature is a powerful vehicle for helping children understand their homes, communities and the world. Even before young children can read themselves, family members, childcare providers and teachers are reading them stories about other children in far-away places, sometimes from the distant. We knew that the probability of having achieved perfect inclusiveness across our book selection was unlikely given the context within which our developers worked: While 37% of the U.S. population-and about 50% of K students in the U.S.-are members of a racial minority, only about 10% of children’s books published in and reviewed. The bilingual books also help promote literacy and parental involvement among language learners. These multicultural books include stories with themes/characters representing diversity and folktales from around the world. For the largest selection of bilingual books in a specific language, please visit the language page on our site. All of these reasons are why the We Need Diverse Books movement was set in motion in , stemming from a discussion between children’s books authors Ellen Oh Author: BJ Epstein.