This Land Is Our Land: A Guide To Multicultural Literature For Children And Young Adults

Hardcover | September 1, 1994

byAlethea K. Helbig, Agnes Regan Perkins

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How do you select the best recent works of fiction, oral tradition, and poetry about African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American Indian experiences and traditions from the profusion of titles being published today? This annotated bibliography of titles for children and young adults published from 1985 through the end of 1993--with 60% published since 1990--provides a one-stop selection tool. Appraisals of 559 titles, as well as information about an additional 188 recent books and 90 earlier ones of importance, are provided. Each entry features a plot summary incorporating themes, critical comments with a judgment of the book's value as an example of its genre, suggestions of other books by that writer, and related books of importance. The authors, who are recognized authorities in children's literature, and an advistory board of librarians and teachers, each of whom specializes in the literature of a particular ethnic group, have provided insightful critical appraisals and expertise and guidance in the selection of titles. Helpful subject, grade-level, author, title, and illustrator indexes are organized for ease of use. Titles in the grade-level and subject indexes are also identified by ethnic group.

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How do you select the best recent works of fiction, oral tradition, and poetry about African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American Indian experiences and traditions from the profusion of titles being published today? This annotated bibliography of titles for children and young adults published from 1985 throu...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.62 × 6.44 × 1.42 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313287422

ISBN - 13:9780313287428

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?In the preface, the authors state their concern with the issue of quality in multi-ethnic books of imaginative literature, and they clearly explain the purpose and methodology of this guide to those books published from 1985-1993. Sections are divided by ethnic groups (African American, Asian, Hispanic American and Native-American Indian are the four groups represented here) and then, within each group into Books of Fiction, Books of Oral Tradition, and Books of Poetry. Annotations (alphabetic by author within each category) are opinionated but measured and thoughtful, usefully weighing good and bad points of every book included in a refreshing contrast to gushier and less practical bibliographies. Each of the 570 annotations includes publication information and recommended age level; indices of titles, writers, grade level, and subjects are included.??The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books