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Multicultural   Literature Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 6, 2011
W hat is  Multicultural Literature? Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 6, 2011 Multicultural litera...
Four Major Ethnic Groups <ul><li>African Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Latino Americans <...
Why Should Librarians Purchase Multicultural Books and Materials? Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resour...
Multicultural Literature   Can … <ul><li>Provide knowledge or information </li></ul><ul><li>Offer varying perspectives </l...
<ul><li>“ In schools often segregated by lines of color and class, literature may present one of the few opportunities for...
Affirms Identity <ul><li>“ We have a whole generation growing up without ever seeing themselves in print. What does it mea...
What determines Cultural Authenticity In Literature? Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - Septemb...
Look for … <ul><li>Authentic and balanced characters </li></ul><ul><li>A setting consistent with a historical or contempor...
<ul><li>A celebration of diversity as well as common human bonds </li></ul><ul><li>An in-depth treatment of cultural issue...
<ul><li>A story that invites reflection, critical analysis and response </li></ul><ul><li>A book that meets generally acce...
How Can You Determine Cultural Authenticity? Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
Look for… <ul><li>Authors and illustrators  respected within the culture </li></ul><ul><li>Books that have won  cultural a...
Chapter Activity - Due September 13 th Please email your responses on an attached word document. <ul><li>1.  Research two ...
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  1. 1. Multicultural Literature Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 6, 2011
  2. 2. W hat is Multicultural Literature? Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature - September 6, 2011 Multicultural literature can be described as literature that portrays racial or ethnic groups aside from the &quot;white Anglo-Saxon majority&quot; that currently reside in the United States today. Multicultural literature helps to enhance cross-cultural understanding and respect for individuals. It also accents the contributions that other cultural groups have made to society.
  3. 3. Four Major Ethnic Groups <ul><li>African Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Latino Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Americans </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature September 6, 2011
  4. 4. Why Should Librarians Purchase Multicultural Books and Materials? Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  5. 5. Multicultural Literature Can … <ul><li>Provide knowledge or information </li></ul><ul><li>Offer varying perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Span the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Promote or develop an appreciation for diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Develop critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Provide enjoyment! </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ In schools often segregated by lines of color and class, literature may present one of the few opportunities for all students to encounter people of different racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups.” </li></ul><ul><li>R udine Simms Bishop, Professor Emeritus of Education, </li></ul><ul><li>Ohio State University </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  7. 7. Affirms Identity <ul><li>“ We have a whole generation growing up without ever seeing themselves in print. What does it mean if you don’t see yourself in books? There is a strong connection between images and identity” </li></ul><ul><li>Author, Pat Mora </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  8. 8. What determines Cultural Authenticity In Literature? Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  9. 9. Look for … <ul><li>Authentic and balanced characters </li></ul><ul><li>A setting consistent with a historical or contemporary time </li></ul><ul><li>Themes, values and illustrations consistent with those of the specific culture </li></ul><ul><li>Rich cultural details </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  10. 10. <ul><li>A celebration of diversity as well as common human bonds </li></ul><ul><li>An in-depth treatment of cultural issues </li></ul><ul><li>Characters who interact substantively and authentically </li></ul><ul><li>Minority characters included for a purpose, not a quota </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  11. 11. <ul><li>A story that invites reflection, critical analysis and response </li></ul><ul><li>A book that meets generally accepted criteria of quality for its genre </li></ul><ul><li>An appealing format and enduring quality </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  12. 12. How Can You Determine Cultural Authenticity? Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  13. 13. Look for… <ul><li>Authors and illustrators respected within the culture </li></ul><ul><li>Books that have won cultural awards </li></ul><ul><li>Well known multicultural publishers </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews by persons or groups within the cultural group </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
  14. 14. Chapter Activity - Due September 13 th Please email your responses on an attached word document. <ul><li>1. Research two ALA award programs using the ala.org website. Focus your study on the Pura Belpre’ Award and Coretta Scott King Awards. Answer the questions listed below: </li></ul><ul><li>- Name of the ALA parenting organization or committee. (who sponsors this award) </li></ul><ul><li> - What type of books are recognized and awarded. </li></ul><ul><li> - Name the 2011 Award Winners </li></ul><ul><li>(this includes, Award and Honor Books along with Illustrator Awards) </li></ul><ul><li>Research two affiliate award programs using the association’s website listed below as a guide. Focus your study on the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association and the American Indian Library Association . Answer the questions listed below: </li></ul><ul><li>- Website address </li></ul><ul><li> - Year that the organization was founded </li></ul><ul><li> - Why were these organizations created/founded? </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Professor K.C. Boyd, Multicultural Literature and Resources - September 6, 2011
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