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Literature Awards. Multicultural Literature. Availability of High-Quality Multicultural Literature. Locating and Selecting High-Quality Literature is Important. Especially for multicultural literature Availability of books written about specific cultures is an issue

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literature awards

Literature Awards

Multicultural Literature

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locating and selecting high quality literature is important
Locating and Selecting High-Quality Literature is Important
  • Especially for multicultural literature
  • Availability of books written about

specific cultures is an issue

  • Considerable variation exists in the

number of books for each cultural area

    • Reference Chart 1-1 on pgs. 5-6 (Norton, Ch.1)

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school library journal
School Library Journal
  • This journal is a major source for the books selected by librarians and teachers

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teachers choices and children s choices

“Teachers’ Choices” and “Children’s Choices”

Reading Today and

The Reading Teacher

October issues each year

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how can you determine cultural authenticity

How Can you Determine Cultural Authenticity?

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look for
Look for…
  • Authors and illustrators respected within the culture
  • Books that have won cultural awards
  • Well known multicultural publishers
  • Reviews by persons or groups within the cultural group

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authors and illustrators

Authors and Illustrators

Quick view …

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INTERNATIONAL

Mem Fox

Graeme Base

Dick King-Smith

J.K. Rowling

AFRICAN AMERICAN

Mildred Taylor

Virginia Hamilton

Jerry Pinkney

HISPANIC AMERICAN

Gary Soto

Pat Mora

George Ancona

Selected Authors and Illustrators

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NATIVE AMERICAN

Joseph Bruchac

Paul Goble

Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

ASIAN AMERICAN

Laurence Yep

Allen Say

Yoshiko Uchida

INCLUSIVE(OTHER)

Naomi Shihab Nye

Eric Kimmel

Selected Authors and Illustrators

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awards

Awards

For Multicultural Literature

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selected awards
HISPANIC AMERICAN

Pura Belpre´ Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal/index.cfm

The Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CLACS/outreach/americas.html

Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award

http://www.riverabookaward.info/?t=anon

AFRICAN AMERICAN

Coretta Scott King

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/cskbookawards/index.cfm

YOUNG ADULT

The Michael L. Printz Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz.cfm

Selected Awards

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NATIVE AMERICAN

Native American Youth Services Award

http://aila.library.sd.gov/activities/youthlitaward.htm

INTERNATIONAL

Hans Christian Andersen Award

http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=273

Mildred L. Batchelder Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/batchelderaward/batchelderabout/index.cfm

ASIAN AMERICAN

Asian Pacific American Award for Literature

http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/awards.htm

INCLUSIVE

Schneider Family Book Award

http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=awards&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=161878

Stonewall Book Awards

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/stonewall/stonewallbook.htm

Selected Awards

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OTHER

ALA/YALSA Awards and Booklists

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.cfm

Alex Award

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/alexawards/alexawards.cfm

Eisner Awards

http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_eisners_pastwinners.php

Selected Awards

  • OTHER
  • Newbery Medal and Honors
    • http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyhonors/newberymedal.cfm
  • Caldecott Medal
    • http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottwinners/caldecottmedal.cfm
  • The Abraham Lincoln Award: Illinois' High School Readers' Choice Award
    • http://www.islma.org/lincoln.htm

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noted publishers

Noted Publishers

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INTERNATIONAL

Kane/Miller Publishers of Foreign Children’s Books

http://www.kanemiller.com/

HISPANIC AMERICAN

Arte Publico Press

http://www.latinoteca.com/app-home

AFRICAN AMERICAN

Just Us Books

www.justusbooks.com

Jump at the Sun

http://www.jumpatthesun.com

Selected Multicultural Publishers

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ASIAN AMERICAN

Lee and Low Books

http://www.leeandlow.com

NATIVE AMERICAN

Fulcrum Publishing

http://www.fulcrum-books.com/

INCLUSIVE

AWAIRArab World and Islamic Resources and School Services

http://www.awaironline.org/index.html

Selected Multicultural Publishers

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insider reviews

Insider Reviews

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NATIVE AMERICAN

Oyate

http://www.oyate.org

ASIAN AMERICAN

Asia for Kids

http://www.afk.com

INTERNATIONAL

International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)

www.ibby.org

Selected Review Sources

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additional resources
HISPANIC/LATINO

Texas State Library “Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros”

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/ninos/contents.html

NATIVE AMERICAN

Cynthia Leitich Smith

http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/index.html

Additional Resources

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use these resources when choosing multicultural literature for the classroom

Use These Resources When Choosing Multicultural Literature for the Classroom

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classroom suggestions
ART – use picture books for older readers to introduce artists or art techniques

Frida Kahlo biography, Javaka Steptoe books

SOCIAL STUDIES – use historical fiction to introduce the minority viewpoint in important events

Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich, An Innocent Soldier by Josef Holub, Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi

Classroom Suggestions…

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classroom suggestions1
SCIENCE – use books that introduce a minority viewpoint or minority contribution

The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 by Laurence Yep complements the study of plate tectonics, earthquakes

MATH– use multicultural books to introduce counting in the lower grades

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales

Classroom Suggestions…

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LANGUAGE ARTS– introduce multicultural books for book reports assignments, poetry, theme-related studies

In Daddy’s Arms by Javaka Steptoe, The Afterlife by Gary Soto, A Step from Heaven by An Na

FOREIGN LANGUAGE– use picture books, poetry or short stories to introduce foreign cultures

Marimba! Animales from A to Z by Pat Mora, Baseball in April by Gary Soto

Classroom Suggestions…

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Award Winning Graphic Novels

From perfectionlearning.com

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American-Born ChineseGene Luen Yang
  • Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format
  • The first graphic novel to win the Michael Printz Award

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Maus: A Survivor's Tale Part II: And Here My Troubles BeganArt Spiegelman
  • The continuation of Spiegelman's story of his father's life as a concentration camp survivor
  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Spiegelman balances flashbacks of his father's harrowing Holocaust experiences with scenes of the present

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Missouri BoyLeland Myrick
  • Myrick's graphic poem brings together the experiences that formed his character, for better and for worse. Poignant, timeless, and gently evoked, Missouri Boy is a unique tribute to a small-town American childhood
  • Booklist Top Ten Graphic Novel for Youth

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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
  • In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, the author tells of her life in Tehran from ages 6 to 14, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq
  • Alex Award Winner

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Journey Into Mohawk CountryGeorge O'Connor
  • George O'Connor brings Harmen van den Bogaert's journal of his travels into Mohawk country nearly four centures ago to life with simple and striking artwork
  • An ALA Great Graphic Novel for Teens

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Pride of BaghdadBrian K. Vaughan & Niko Henrichon
  • This exceptional graphic novel about four lions who are freed from the Baghdad Zoo questions the nature of freedom. Can it be achieved without being earned? What is the price?
  • Winner of the IGN award for best original graphic novel

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LaikaNick Abadzis
  • Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become Earth's first space traveler. This is her journey
  • A YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
  • Winner of the Eisner Award

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Life SucksJessica Abel & Gabe Soria
  • Life sucks for Dave Marshall. The girl he's in love with doesn't know he exists, he hates his job, and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire, he can't go out in daylight without starting to charbroil
  • An ALA Quick Pick for Young Adults

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references
References
  • http://theoceancountylibrary.org/Educators/images/Using%20Multicultural%20Literature%20in%20the%20K-8%20Classroom.ppt#256,1,Multicultural

Literature in the K-8 Classroom

  • http://www.perfectionlearning.com/browse.php?categoryID=3740&utm_source=Perfection+Learning&utm_campaign=043f00ff22-KCI_Graphic_Novels3_23_2010&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=043f00ff22&mc_eid=b433f3aa06

Perfection Learning

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