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  • 1. Multicultural Literature: Making Connections Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 8, 2011
  • 2. Making the Connection
    • 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
    Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 8, 2011
  • 3.
    • 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
    Making the Connection Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 8, 2011
  • 4.
    • 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
    Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 8, 2011
  • 5. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 8, 2011
  • 6. Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 8, 2011 http://www.ipl.org/div/pf/entry/48493
  • 7. http://campbele.wordpress.com/ Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 8, 2011
  • 8. Celebrity Read Posters by ALA
    • http://www.alastore.ala.org/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=158
    Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 8, 2011