Booktalking Authentic Multicultural Literature

Booktalking Authentic Multicultural Literature : Fiction and History for Young Readers

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At last! A resource for booktalking contemporary multicultural fiction and history for young readers. * Highlights authentic, award-winning, well-written fiction * Offers a focus on contemporary multicultural fiction and history * Helps the library and school serve, reach out to, and include underserved populations * Provides Indexes for subject, title and author/illustrator/translator Reach all students, not just some, using booktalks from this well-researched, easy-to-use elementary resource. This collection of one hundred booktalks for young readers by authors of contemporary fiction and history can help schools achieve the goals of No Child Left Behind. Authors are African-, Cambodian-, Chinese-, Cuban-, East Indian-, Filipino-, Italian-, Japanese-, Jewish-, and Korean- American, Puerto Rican, American Indian, and mixed heritage. Encourage students to read often and to read well with these inclusive, ready-made more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 147.32 x 220.98 x 7.62mm | 181.44g
  • Linworth Publishing, Incorporated
  • Worthington, United States
  • English
  • 1586833006
  • 9781586833008

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"This companion to York's Booktalking Authentic Multicultural Literature: Fiction, History, and Memoirs for Teens (Linworth, 2008) targets readers in kindergarten through seventh grade. The author highlights 101 contemporary books by a variety of U.S. authors. Arranged alphabetically by title, entries include the cultural background of author, illustrator, and translator; their Web sites when available; reading and interest levels; genre; related titles; and the single-paragraph booktalk itself. Over 20 ethnic groups are represented-the larger being Mexican Americans (19 titles), American Indians (17 titles), African Americans (12 titles), and Chinese Americans (10 titles). Arab, Filipino, Hmong, Pakistani, and Vietnamese Americans are among those represented with a single title. Librarians will find this book helpful in expanding their collections to reflect our global society." - School Library Journal "For educators and librarians, York, a retired educator, librarian, and reading program supervisor, presents a resource containing 101 booktalks on multicultural fiction and history meant to help young readers achieve the goals of No Child Left Behind, improve progress, and become better citizens. Books include currently in print contemporary fiction, historical fiction, biographies, and nonfiction histories written for readers in kindergarten through seventh grade and published between 1965 to the present. Each talk also lists the author, illustrator, translator, publication information, reading and interest level, genre, related titles, and subjects, with a summary. Websites for authors, illustrators, and translators are included, as are ethnicities, if multicultural." - Reference & Research Book News "... a worthy collection of 101 multicultural children's booktalks that span 22 different ethnic groups... This collection will be valuable for public and school libraries that serve a diverse population as well as those looking to include multicultural titles in their collections. Recommended." - Library Media Connection "This resource offers librarians, media specialists, and teachers 101 booktalk transcripts for contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and nonfiction (history and biography) published between 1965 and the present. Clearly organized, the introduction offers familiar suggestions for promoting multicultural books (displays, podcasts, and reading circles) and advice for delivering booktalks. The frank warnings about cultural sensitivity and eschewing stereotypes sets it apart from similar resources... York, a retired teacher, school librarian, and reading program supervisor, argues convincingly that teachers and librarians can use multicultural literature to help students achieve in and outside school. Although there are few books here that might interest young adults, the text will make it easier for professionals to find just the right title to grab young students' attention." - VOYA "This book has many potential uses, especially for librarians and teachers who want to give young people quality authentic multicultural books written by ethnic authors." - Catholic Library Worldshow more

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