Across Cultures: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for by Kathy A. East, Rebecca L. Thomas

By Kathy A. East, Rebecca L. Thomas

Compiled by way of skilled librarians, throughout Cultures introduces you to greater than four hundred fresh fiction and nonfiction multicultural assets for preschool via grade 6 and encourages you to make literature approximately variety an essential component of your software of guide. prepared in thematic groupings (Identity and Self-Image, friends and family, Traditions, Exploring the previous in assorted groups, for example), this energetic quantity hyperlinks different peoples, topics, and concerns. It provides either annotations and functional suggestion on programming suggestions. Connections are made to initiatives, photo organizers, and actions.

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They belong to Tamika, the neighborhood girl whom he has seen riding her bike. Lowji and his family are not only adjusting to being in America, they are thriving. 66 Smith, Cynthia Leitich ✶ Indian Shoes Illus. by Jim Madsen ✶ HarperCollins, 2002 ✶ 0-06-029531-7 NATIVE AMERICAN—CHEROKEE, SEMINOLE ✶ GRADES 3–6 Ray Halfmoon and his grandfather live in Chicago and enjoy many activities in the city, including going to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs play baseball and going downtown to buy a hot dog.

By Reynold Ruffins ✶ Simon & Schuster, 1996 ✶ 0-689-80507-1 CARIBBEAN—HAITI ✶ GRADES 1–3 In Haiti, six children—three boys and three girls—wake while it is still dark. They eat breakfast. As dawn breaks, they are running— along narrow trails, past fields, and down hills—to the main road. They follow the road through the town and back into the countryside until they reach their destination—the schoolhouse. 61 Pinkney, Sandra L. ✶ Read and Rise Photographs by Myles C. Pinkney ✶ Scholastic, 2006 ✶ 0-43930929-8 AFRICAN AMERICAN ✶ GRADES PRESCHOOL–2 Reading takes you to other places, both real and imaginary.

Her mother has made her a beautiful lunch of sushi. The kids at school make fun of her lunch and Yoko is embarrassed. Yoko’s teacher organizes an International Food Day, which allows the children to share their cultural traditions. Although only Timothy will try her sushi, Yoko is pleased to have one intrepid friend. There are more stories about Yoko and the kids from Hilltop School. 52 Wong, Janet S. ✶ Alex and the Wednesday Chess Club Illus. by Stacey Schuett ✶ Simon & Schuster, 2004 ✶ 0-689-85890-6 ASIAN AMERICAN ✶ GRADES 2–4 Alex loves to play chess.

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