How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books [web resource]
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?
Get 50 great book recommendations plus advice from top educators, writers, and illustrators on how to spot literature that transcends stereotypes.
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–8
- Essential advice from a children’s author or illustrator: Joseph Bruchac, Gary Soto, Floyd Cooper, Patricia Polacco, Yumi Heo
- Key criteria to use when selecting books
- A list of notable authors
Note: Book recommendations were made irrespective of whether they are offered through Scholastic. If a book is available through Scholastic, the title is linked to an information page in the online Scholastic Teacher Store.
Source: Scholastic.com | How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books, https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/how-choose-best-multicultural-books |TM ® & © 2020 Scholastic Inc
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