Multicultural Literature. Definition.
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Literature about the sociocultural experiences of underrepresented groups. This literature includes those who fall outside the “mainstream” of categories such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language. This literature is written by those who are members of these underrepresented groups and those who fall within the category of “mainstream.”
*When was the last time you used a book by/about an underrepresented group?
*In what context did you use the book?
*How often do you integrate these books into your typical curriculum?
*Do you consciously consider incorporating these books into your curriculum?
We received approximately 3,400 books at the CCBC in 2010. Of those,
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