RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE updated April 27, 2010 Prepared by: Jane M. Gangi, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Ed.D. in Instructional Leadership Program Western Connecticut State University Email: [email protected] BOOKS The books below generally recommend culturally respectful books. Beatty, J. J. (1997). Building bridges with multicultural picture books for children 3-5. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill. Bishop, R. S. (2007). Free within ourselves: The development of African American children’s literature. Westport, CT: Greenwood. Brooks, W.M. & McNair, J. C. (Eds.). (2008). Embracing, evaluating, and examining African American children’s and young adult literature. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. Cummins, J. (1992/1998). Children’s book illustration and design. (Vols. 1 & 2). New York: PBC International. Day, F. (1997). Latina and Latino voices in literature for children and teenagers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Day, F. (1999). Multicultural voices in contemporary literature: A resource for teachers, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. Freeman, E. & Lehman, B. (2001). Global perspectives in children’s literature. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Gangi, J. M. (2004). Encountering children’s literature: An arts approach. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Hadaway, N. L., & McKenna, M. J. (Eds.) (2007). Breaking boundaries with global literature: Celebrating diversity in K-12 classrooms. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. Harris, V. J. (1993). Teaching multicultural literature in grades K-8. Norwood, MA: ChristopherGordon. Kiefer, B. Z., Hepler, S., Hickman, J., & others. (2007). Charlotte Huck’s children’s literature (9th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill. Meyer, S. E. (1997). A treasury of the great children’s book illustrators. New York: Harry N. Abrams. Miller-Lachmann, L. (1992). Our family, our friends, our world: An annotated guide to significant multicultural books for children. New Providence, NJ: Bowker. Mitchell, D. (2003). Children’s literature: An invitation to the world. Boston: Allyn & Bacon. Norton, D. E. (2005). Multicultural children’s literature: Through the eyes of many children (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Norton, D. E. (2007). Through the eyes of a child: An introduction to children’s literature (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Odean, K. (2003). Great books for babies and toddlers: More than 500 recommended books for your child’s first three years. New York: Ballantine. Odean, K. (2002). Great books for girls: More than 600 recommended books for girls ages 3-14. New York: Ballantine. Odean, K. (1998). Great books for boys: More than 600 books for boys 2 to 14. New York: Ballantine. Rand, D. & Parker, T. (2001). Black books galore! Guide to great African American children’s books about boys. New York: John Wiley. Rand, D. & Parker, T. (2001). Black books galore! Guide to great African American children’s books about girls. New York: John Wiley. 2 Rand, D. & Parker, T. (2001). Black books galore! Guide to more great African American children’s books. New York: John Wiley. Rand, D., Parker, T., & Foster, S. (1998). Black books galore! Guide to great African American children’s books. New York: Wiley. Rockman, C. (2000). Eighth book of junior authors and illustrators. New York: H. W. Wilson. Rockman, C. (2004). Ninth book of junior authors and illustrators. New York: H.W. Wilson. Thompson, M. C. (1995). Classics in the classroom. Toronto: Royal Fireworks Press. Tomlinson, C., (Ed.). (1998). Children’s books from other countries: United States Board on Books for Young People. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. GRANTS Possible help for setting up your classroom library. Adopt-A-Classroom http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/?gclid=CJef7NfJrZECFRuiQQod7jc5ag ALA Website: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=awards Children For Children Foundations, Teachers’ Aid Program http://www.childrenforchildren.org/index.php?q=node/40 Classroom Wishlist http://www.classroomwishlist.org/ Dollar General Literacy Foundation http://www.dollargeneral.com/community/dgliteracy.aspx Donors Choose: http://www.donorschoose.org/homepage/main.html?gclid=CMOH-2nnJECFQEBswodJAi6PQ Education World http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/grants/additional_grants.shtml ING Unsung Heroes http://www.ingusa.com/us/aboutING/communityconnections/ineducation/unsungheroes/index.htm NCLB http://www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml?src=rt ProLiteracy Worldwide’s National Book Scholarship Fund (NBSF): www.nbsf.org School Grants: www.SchoolGrants.org Teachers Network: www.TeachersNetwork.org REVIEW JOURNALS FOR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE Bookbird, the journal of the International Board on Books for Young Readers http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=254 Booklist, the American Library Association http://www.ala.org/ala/booklist/booklist.htm Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, the Children’s Literature Association http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/childrens_literature_association_quarterly/ Children’s Literature in Education, an international publication. Back issues up to a year ago available. http://gort.ucsd.edu/newjour/c/msg03221.html The Dragon Lode, the International Reading Association Children’s Literature and Reading, Special Interest Group (SIG). Some issues available at the Dragon Lode website. http://www.csulb.edu/org/childrens-lit/proj/dragon/dl-intro.html The Five Owls professional online journal that helps librarians, teachers and other professionals select the best new children's books published. http://www.fiveowls.com/ 3 The Horn Book to herald the best in children’s literature. http://www.hbook.com/ MELUS Journal of The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States: http://webspace.ship.edu/kmlong/melus/ MultiCultural Review. Recent issues available in the Periodicals Room, Manhattanville College Library. Back issues on the sixth tier. http://www.mcreview.com Skipping Stones for multicultural and nature books, teaching resources and educational videos http://www.efn.org/~skipping/honors_98.htm SOURCES FOR DIVERSITY Africa Access Review: http://africaaccessreview.org/ American Indians: American Indian Children’s Literature: http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/ Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Library. The museum and library is about two hours from Manhattanville and worth the trip. Gabriela Kaye, children’s library, has compiled authentic bibliographies: http://www.pequotmuseum.org/Home/LibrariesArchives/CHILDRENSLIBRARY/Bib liographies.htm Native Child: http://www.nativechild.com/resources/ Oyate: http://www.oyate.org Anti-Defamation League: http://www.adl.org Baharona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents: http://www.csusm.edu/csb/english/ Disabilities: http://www.kidsource.com/NICHCY/literature.html Gallaudet (hearing impaired): http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/literacy/about/ IBBY Documentation Centre of Books for Disabled Young People http://www.ibby.org/index.php?id=271 International books: International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY): http://www.ibby.org/ International Children’s Digital Library: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/ Children’s Books from around the world: http://www.willesdenbookshop.co.uk/ Japanese Americans Citizens League: http://www.jacl.org Kids Cultural Books: http://www.blackbooksgalore.com Latino bibliography: http://clnet.ucla.edu/Latino_Bibliography.html Mexican American Young Adult Books: http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/0972-nov07/EJ0972Bold.pdf Story Online: http://www.storylineonline.net/ (books read aloud by Screen Actors Guild Foundation) Somali Bilingual Book Project: http://minnesotahumanities.org/resources/facts_somalibooks.pdf University of Wisconsin: http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/ GENERAL Carol Hurst’s Children’s Literature Site: http://www.carolhurst.com/ Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database: http://clcd.odyssi.com/member/csearch.htm. Many search features, including subject, author, awards, and level. 4 The Children’s Literature Web Guide: http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/ Database of Award-Winning Children’s Literature: http://www.dawcl.com/ Early Literacy Telecollaborative Project http://www.earlyliterature.ecsd.net/ This Canadian site has links to: Literature for Literacy (phonemic awareness): http://www.literatureforliterature.ecsd.net Kindergarten Literacy (a full year project involving 8 kindergarten teachers documenting their literacy experiences): http://www.kinderlit.ecsd.net Learning to Read: http://www.learningtoread.ecsd.net Learning to Write: http://www.learningtowrite.ecsd.net Words for Beginning Readers: http://www.beginningreaders.ecsd.net Readers Theatre K-3: http://www.readerstheatre.ecsd.net Canadian Author Studies : http://www.canadianauthorstudies.ecsd.net/ International Author Studies: http://www.internationalauthorstudies.ecsd.net Online Books: http://www.onlinebooks.ecsd.net Canada Goose Rhymes (rewritten Nursery Rhymes for North Americans): http://www.canadagooserhymes.ecsd.net Music Mania (supports for early literacy using music): http://www.musicmania.ecsd.net Econkids (books on Economics) http://econkids.rutgers.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=31&Itemid=155 Guys Read website: www.guysread.com Ink Think Tank, Nonfiction Authors in Your Classroom: http://www.inkthinktank.com/ International Children’s Digital Library: www.childrenslibrary.org Kay E. Vandergrift’s Special Interest Page: http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/ International Children’s Digital Library: http://www.icdlbooks.org/ Manhattanville College Library homepage: click “databases,” click “education”: Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (www.childrenslit.com) Project Gutenberg: http://www.promo.net/pg/ Free ebooks. Paul Laurence Dunbar, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter de la Mare, William Blake, Christina Rossetti, and many other great, classic writers of literature. All of Andrew Lang’s fairy tale books are available. University of Calgary: The Children’s Literature Web Guide: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown Has many resources, including classic books now in the public domain: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/storclas.html University of Virginia Electronic Text Center: http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/modeng/modeng0.browse.html Contains free books now in the public domain. You may select “books by and about” African Americans, Native Americans, and so on. There are also great poets like Walter de la Mare, Christina Rossetti and William Blake. University of Virginia Young Children’s Book Center http://www.people.virginia.edu/~lbs5z/center.html CRITICISM Bradford, C. (2007). Unsettling narratives: Postcolonial readings of children’s literature. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. De Cortés, O. G. (1999). Justice in the Publishing Field: A Look at Multicultural Awards for Children’s Literature. MultiCultural Review, (June), 42-48. Dorris, M. (1998). Why I’m not thankful for Thanksgiving. In B. Slapin & D. Seale (Eds.), Through Indian eyes. American Indian Studies/University of California: Oyate. 5 Fox, D. L. & Short, K. G. (2003). Stories matter: The complexity of cultural authenticity in children’s literature. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English. Harris, V. J. (1997). Using multiethnic literature in the K-8 classroom. Norwood, MA: ChristopherGordon. MacCann, D. (1998). White supremacy in children’s literature: Characterizations of African Americans, 1830-1990. New York: Garland. Martin, M. H. (2004). Brown gold: Milestones of African-American children’s picture books, 1845-2002. New York: Routledge. Paterson, K. (2001). The invisible child: On reading and writing books for children. New York: Dutton. Reese, D., et al. (2001). Fiction posing as truth: A critical review of Ann Rinaldi’s My heart is on the ground: The diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux girl. Rethinking our classrooms, vol. 2, 5762. Rochman, H. (1993). Against borders: Promoting books for a multicultural world. Chicago: American Library Association. Seale, D. (1991). 1492-1992 from an American perspective. In M. V. Lindgren (Ed.), The multicolored mirror: Cultural substance in literature for children and young adults. Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith Press. Seale, D., & Slapin, B. (2005). A broken flute: The Native experience in books for children. Berkeley, CA: Oyate. Singh, Manjari. Gender issues in children’s literature. Retrived June 21, 2008, from http://www.kidsource.com/education/gender.issues.L.A.html. Slapin, B., & Seale, D. (Eds.) (2006). Through Indian eyes: The native experience in books for children (5th ed.). Berkeley, CA: Oyate. Smith, Kate Capshaw. (2004) Children’s literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Stott, J. C. (1995). Native Americans in children’s literature. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press. INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS WITH A MULTICULTURAL FOCUS Arte Público: http://www.arte.uh.edu/ Piñata Books are particularly for children. Children’s Book Press-- http://www.childrensbookpress.org/ Has teacher’s guides and lesson plans related to standards. Readers theater scripts available. Cinco Puntos-- http://www.cincopuntos.com/ Has teacher resources with lesson plans, and offers discounts for bulk purchases. Fitzhenry and Whiteside: specializes in history, biography, poetry, sports, photographic books, reference, photography, and children’s and young adult titles. http://www.fitzhenry.ca/contact.aspx Groundwood Books- dedicated to the production of children's books for all ages, including fiction, picture books and non-fiction. - http://www.groundwoodbooks.com/ Just Us: Publisher of Black Interest Books for Young People: http://www.justusbooks.com/ Kane/Miller: http://www.kanemiller.com/ Often picks up books published outside the U.S. for publication here. Lee and Low-- http://www.leeandlow.com/home/index.html Has a teacher resource center, and has leveled books according to several programs. 6 Lee and Low also has ideas for grants for funding book purchases: leeandlow.com/administrator/index.html Marshall Cavendish: http://www.marshallcavendish.us/marshallcavendishus/children/catalog/listing.xml offers multivolume encyclopedias on a wide range of topics to support the curriculum and to encourage lifelong learning. Marshall Cavendish Benchmark specializes in visually appealing and authoritative nonfiction series, meeting the needs of readers from kindergarten through high school. North-South Books: http://www.northsouth.com/ Publishes books in English originally published internationally. Northland Press/Rising Moon-Luna Rising is a series of biographies about Hispanic people. Salinas Bookshelf: http://www.salinabookshelf.com/ Publishes books by and about the Navajo. Also, consider: Dawn Publications: http://www.dawnpub.com/ This publisher has an ecological focus. ENCOUNTERING CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FULL BIBLIOGRAPHY The book has a “dessert menu” in Appendix C, meaning my favorites; I had to cut the full bibliography to meet Allyn & Bacon’s expectations of length. The full bibliography is posted on ERES. Over a dozen consultants helped me with the bibliography; you can do pdf searches, i.e., “Afghanistan” or “whales” or “Bruchac, Joseph.” A + indicates the book is in English and another language; a *indicates either the author or illustrator is of color. The structure is: Picture Books (corresponds to Chapter 4) includes classic picture books (Make Way for Ducklings, Caps for Sale, and so on), biographies, contemporary realism, fantasy, historical fiction, wordless, and concept books. Consultants: Connie Rockman and Julie Cummins. Poetry (corresponds to Chapter 5) includes collections, single editions, and poetry by children. Consultant: Connie Rockman. Drama (corresponds to Chapter 6) includes contemporary, historical, and fantasy plays. Consultants: Laurie Brooks and Gayle Sergel. Folklore (corresponds to Chapter 7) is structured by continent and country. For example, AFRICA (Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, and so on); ASIA (China, India, Japan, and so on). Unless otherwise noted, every entry cites its source, and many are by “cultural insiders.” Consultants: Joseph Bruchac and Barbara Reed. Informational (corresponds to Chapter 8) is structured by discipline: Architecture, Crafts, Culinary Arts, and so on. Two sections are categorized by NCATE 1 guidelines: Science—earth, 1 National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. 7 ecology, life, physical, and space; and, Social Studies—cultures, geography and travel, and history. Consultants: Karen Romano Young, Terry Neu, Jackie Norcel, and Toby Elberger. Historical Literature (corresponds to Chapter 9, novels and chapter books): Different genres are grouped around historical topics. For example, the Civil War has autobiographies, biographies, historical fiction, historical realism (books published at the time of the Civil War), and informational books. These texts sets provide multiple reading choices; not to perpetuate stereotypes but gender studies show boys prefer nonfiction (bio, autobio, and info for them) and girls often prefer fiction. I'm hoping this arrangement will keep those boys reading whom we often lose. Consultants: Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Susanna Reich, and Mary Jackson Scroggins. Biography and Autobiography (corresponds to Chapter 10, and in addition to those found in Chapter 9) are grouped around careers: Actors and Entertainers, Animators, Anthropologists, and so on. Consultant: Susanna Reich. Contemporary Realism (corresponds to Chapter 11, novels) are grouped around themes: Abuse, Animal Realism, Coming of Age, and so on. Consultants: Lyn Miller-Lachmann and Karen Romano Young. Fantasy (corresponds to Chapter 12, novels) are grouped around types: animal fantasy, high fantasy, remarkable characters, and so on. Consultant: Connie Rockman. Celebrations and Commemorations (corresponds to Chapter 13, all genres) are grouped around the Lunar and Gregorian calendars: Chinese New Year, Ramadan, then, January (Three Kings’ Day, for example), February (Groundhog Day, for example), and so on. Consultants: Toby Elberger, Madhavi Doshi, and Kim Macomber. Gabriella Kaye, who is a children’s librarian at the Mashantucket-Pequot Museum, made suggestions for many genres, and several former students and friends also helped.
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