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How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books
Article shared in class from Scholastic.com - Instructor
Something About the Author
If searching on your own, remember to find this resource through the Catalog tab on the FLITE homepage, not the Databases.
Literature Resources from Gale
Link to this resource through the Databases tab. Contemporary Authors is particularly useful.
Try using both sources while you are learning more about the authors in your area.
Don't forget about checking the author's personal website for biographical information.
This list is not exhaustive. Refer to the Scholastic article above for more ideas.
- A New Year's Reunion
- The Moon Lady
- Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat
- Grandfather's Journey
- Tree of Cranes
- Dragon's Gate
- The Lost Garden
- Tongues of Jade
- The House Baba Built
James Weldon Johnson
- Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
- Giant Steps to Change the World
Patricia C. McKissack
- Goin' Someplace Special
- Never Forgotten
Walter Dean Myers
- The Glory Field
- Heart & Soul: the Story of America and African Americans
Gloria Jean Pinkney
- The Sunday Outing
- Pink and Say
Alma Flor Aga
- I Love Saturdays y Domingos
Carmen Agra Deedy
- Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach
- Maximilian: The Mystery of the Guardian Angel
Guadalupe Garcia McCall
- Under the Mesquite
- Diego Rivera: His World and Ours
The books below are personal favorites. You'd need to do more evaluation as you use them.
- A Handful of Seeds by Monica Hughes
- Jalapena Bagels by Natasha Wing (and Jewish too)
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: a Fable
- Molly's Pilgrim (2 versions - 1998 and 1983 - with different illustrators)
- Molly's Pilgrim is also available as a DVD and as an accompanying literature unit
- How Dalia Put a Big Yellow Comforter Inside a Tiny Blue Box
Patricia Polacco Biography (Scholastic)
- The Keeping Quilt
- Mrs. Katz and Tush
- Tikvah Means Hope
- The Devil's Arithmetic
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
- The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood
Some other stories in E77 - E99 of Juvenile non-fiction as well as by individual authors in Juvenile Easy Fiction
Finding Other Multicultural Books
Follow these steps:
- Type your assigned culture into the Encore catalog search box.
Asian (search Chinese, Japanese, and Korean as well), Hispanic, Jewish, Native American
- From your results page, scroll down the left column until you can select under "Search Found In" the word Subject for your term.
- From the resulting list, scroll down the left column and select under "Locations", the words FSU Juvenile 3rd Floor.
Remember, your Ferris ID allows your to check out materials from the Big Rapids Community Library.
Use the MeLCat service from the Michigan eLibrary.
- Find Books using MeLCat
- For more help using MeLCat, click here.
- For information about using MeLCat from the current FLITE online catalog, click here.
- For information about using MeLCat currently as a Distance Education student, click here.
If you live away from Big Rapids, work with your local public library or school library to request the books and have them sent directly to you.
Recognized as the authority on book publication, you should always use the most current edition of The Writer's Market for publishing.
WritersDigest.com provides a wealth of resources and tips about publishing. Much of its content is free. You may subscribe to access The Writer's Market online.
(Writer's Digest is the parent company behind The Writer's Market.
Writing for Publication
Follow the guidelines from the OWL (Online Writing Lab) APA Style Workshop at Purdue University
Use the resources at WritersDigest.com
- Check the "Get Published" tab
- Use the "Browse by Genre" drop-down menu
Check with your instructor for now.
APA Citation Style Guide (newly updated March 2011)
If our discussion of e-Books, Kindles, Google Books, and digital publishing rights on Saturday intrigued you, I recommend this excellent webinar which explains the topic in depth.
What Everyone Should Know About E-Readers and E-Books
90-minute video webinar from July 2010 by Paul Gallagher; Click on "View Presentation".
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Last update: March 15, 2012