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Multicultural Literature: High School

This site provides recommended book lists, the historical background of multicultural literature, and informational articles about multicultural literature. Author interviews and book trailers are provided.


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This wiki provides information on teaching multicultural literature: include information on Native American, Chicano, Asian American, and Modern Middle East literature.
This article explores the value of teaching multicultural literature in the Reading curriculum.
This article explore the importance of using multicultural literature.
This article provides leads to 50 great books, tips from authors, illustrators, and educators on how to recognize literature that transcends stereotypes. Cultures discussed are: Native American, Latino, African-American, Jews, and Asian-Americans. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Multicultural literature allows readers to see the diversity of the world and to inspire discussions about race. This site provides articles on diversity, book trailers, and interviews with authors and illustrators.
Provide a multicultural reading list to grades nine through twelve students. This annotated reading list introduces 30 essential books and a varied group of authors for teens.
In this lesson, students examine Arabic poetry and how it is understood by people of different cultures.
This site provides a video workshop with lessons for teaching multicultural literature at the high school level. Lesson plans and literature resources are downloadable for use with students.
Watch video interviews with African American authors and illustrators, and Leonard Marcus, who discusses the history of multicultural literature in the United States from the 1960's forward.
This site provides discussion of multicultural literature, statistics, book resources, recommended links and reading.
Naming traditions vary across cultures. This unit provides lessons in which students research meanings of their names and personal histories to explore cultural significance of naming traditions.

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