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A presentation done at NCTE in Orlando, Florida by Lesley Colabucci, Allen Evans, Marianne Saccardi and Karen Hildebrand. Books were selected from The Notable Books for a Global Society winners and nominees. Topics include: Native Americans; Multicultural Trends in Biography; and Children with Physical Challenges in Literature.

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  1. 1. NCTE 2010 Claudette, Marcelo, and Ashley – Changing and Enduring Voices in Multicultural Children's Literature Sponsored by IRA’s Notable Books for a Global Society Committee Lesley Colabucci Allen Evans Marianne Saccardi Karen Hildebrand
  2. 2. Changing and Enduring, but… CCBC Statistics • 157 books had significant African or African American content 
• 83 books were by Black book creators, either authors and/or illustrators 
• 33 books featured American Indian themes, topics, or characters
  3. 3. • 12 were created by American Indian authors and/or illustrators 
• 80 had significant Asian/Pacific or Asian/Pacific American content 
• 67 books were created by authors and/or illustrators of Asian/Pacific heritage 
• 61 books had significant Latino content 
• 60 books were created by Latino authors and/or illustrators
  4. 4. NOTABLE BOOKS FOR A GLOBAL SOCIETY Part I (Meet one or more criteria from this section.) 
• Portray cultural accuracy and authenticity of characters in terms of : (a) physical characteristics (b) intellectual abilities and problem solving capabilities (c) leadership and cooperative dimensions (d) social and economic status 
• Be rich in cultural details;
• Honor and celebrate diversity as well as common bonds in humanity;
• Provide in-depth treatment of cultural issues;
• Include characters within a cultural group or between two or more cultural groups who interact substantively and authentically;
• Include members of a “minority” group for a purpose other than filling a “quota.”
  5. 5. NOTABLE BOOKS FOR A GLOBAL SOCIETY Part II (Meet all criteria from this section.) • Invite reflection, critical analysis, and response;
• Demonstrate unique language or style;
• Meet generally-accepted criteria of quality for the genre in which they are written; and
• Have an appealing format and be of enduring quality.
  6. 6. ~ CCBC ( ~ ALA Awards CSK, Pura Belpre, Amelia Bloomer Project ~ Americas Award ~ Scott O’Dell Award
  7. 7. Journals: Teaching Tolerance Multicultural Review ALAN Review Dragon Lode Journal of Children’s Literature) Blogs Facebook Websites RAWW The Brown Bookshelf )
  9. 9. Orbis Pictus List Sibert Award Janes Addams Peace Association
  10. 10. The Schneider Family Book Award Dolly Gray Award Sponsored by The Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Developmental Disabilities and Special Needs Project
  11. 11. Schneider Family Book Award ALA Honors an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards each consisting of $5000 and a framed plaque, will be given annually in each of the following categories: birth through grade school (age 0– 8), middle school (age 9–13) and teens (age 14–18).
  12. 12. Dr. Linda Lucas Walling University of South Carolina
  13. 13. Ballerina Dreams; a true story by Lauren Thompson Feiwel and Friends 2007
  14. 14. Rules Cynthia Lord Scholastic 2006
  15. 15. Anything but Typical Nora Raleigh Baskin Simon & Schuster 2009
  16. 16. Marcelo in the Real World Francisco X. Stork Arthur A. Levine 2009
  17. 17. My Thirteenth Winter; a memoir Samantha Abeel Perfection Learning 2005
  18. 18. Tourette Syndrome Jonathan Friesen Puffin Books 2008
  19. 19. Out of My Mind Sharon M. Draper Atheneum 2010
  20. 20. The Last Summer of The Death Warriors Francisco X. Stork Arthur A. Levine 2010
  21. 21. Listening for Crickets David Gifaldi Henry Holt 2008
  22. 22. Little Audrey By Ruth White Farrar Straus Giroux 2008
  23. 23. Django; World’s Greatest Guitarist Bonnie Christensen Roaring Book Press 2009
  24. 24. Listen to Django: Django%2BReinhardt/similarartists
  25. 25. The Holocaust of World War II
  26. 26. Atheneum 1998 2010 Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher White Crane by Sandy Fussell
  27. 27. My Brother Charlie Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete Scholastic 2010
  28. 28. The Printer Myron Uhlberg Peachtree 2003
  29. 29.
  30. 30. Native American Literature
  31. 31. Immi’s Gift Karin Littlewood 2010 Peachtree Publishers
  32. 32. Yvonne Wakim Dennis and Arlene Hirschfelder Chicago Review Press, 2009
  33. 33. Black Elk’s Vision S.D. Nelson Abrams 2010
  34. 34. The Porcupine Year Louise Erdrich HarperCollins 2008
  35. 35. Blessing’s Bead Debby Dahl Edwardson Kroupa/Farrar Straus Giroux 2009
  36. 36. Sweetgrass Basket Marlene Carvell Dutton 2005
  37. 37. Rattlesnake Mesa Stories from a Native American Childhood Ednah New Rider Weber Photographs by Richela Renkun Lee and Low 2004
  38. 38. Who Will Tell My Brother Marlene Carvell Hyperion 2002
  39. 39. The Great Death John Smelcer Henry Holt 2009
  40. 40. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie Little, Brown 2007
  41. 41. The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer; A Huichol Indian Story James Endredy Bear Cub Books 2003
  42. 42. Hands of the Maya Villagers at Work And Play Rachel Crandell Henry Holt 2002
  43. 43. Before Columbus The Americas of 1491 Charles C. Mann Atheneum 2009
  44. 44. Birchbark Brigade A Fur Trade History Cris Peterson Calkins Creek Books 2009
  45. 45. Hands of the Rain Forest; The Embero People of Panama Rachel Crandell Henry Holt 2009
  46. 46. Side by Side: New Poems Inspired by Art from Around the World Jan Greenberg Abrams 2008
  47. 47. Trends in Multicultural Biographies
  48. 48.  Picture book biographies  Partial biographies  Full length biographies  Full length memoirs  Collective biographies
  49. 49. Saladin; Noble Prince of Islam Diane Stanley HarperCollins 2002 Tasting the Sky; A Palestinian Childhood Ibtisam Barakat Farrar Straus Giroux 2007
  50. 50. The Life and Death of Crazy Horse Russell Freeman Holiday House 1996
  51. 51. Louis Sockalexis; Native American Baseball Pioneer Bill Wise Lee & Low 2007
  52. 52. Harvesting Hope; The story of Cesar Chavez Kathleen Krull Harcourt 2004
  53. 53. José! Born to Dance Susanna Reich Illus. Raul Colon Simon & Schuster 2005
  54. 54. The Pot That Juan Built Nancy Andrews-Goebel Illus. David Diaz Lee & Low Books 2002
  55. 55. Lord, I got a right, Lord I got a right, Lord, I got a right, I got a right to the tree of life.
  56. 56. Bad News for Outlaws The Remarkable Life Of Bass Reeves Deputy U.S. Marshal Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Illus. R. Gregory Christie Farrar Straus Giroux 2008
  57. 57. Carver; a life in poems Marilyn Nelson George Washington Carver Tonya Bolden
  58. 58. The Voice that Challenged a Nation; Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights Russell Freedman Clarion Books 2004
  59. 59. osceola_mays-cd.html Osceola; Memories of a Sharecropper’s Daughter Alan Govenar Hyperion 2000
  60. 60. Going Back Home; An Artist Returns To the South Toyomi Igus Children’s Press 1996
  61. 61. Claudette Colvin; Twice Toward Justice Phillip Hoose Farrar Straus Giroux 2009 Rosa by Nikki Giovanni Henry Holt 2005
  62. 62. Anne Frank; Her Life in Words and Pictures Menno Metselaar and Ruud van der Rol Roaring Brook Press 2010
  63. 63. The Holocaust of World War II
  64. 64. Helen Keller; Her Life in Pictures George Sullivan Scholastic 2007 She Touched the World; Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer Sally Hobart & Robert Alexander