A List of 10 Multicultural Books for Classroom Use

Jun 22nd, 2016
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This document lists 10 books that can be used in classrooms that are culturally sensitive and informative.

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Adoff, A. (1992). Black is brown is tan. Illustrated by E. A. McCully. New York:Harpercollins Juvenile Books. (K-3)Momma is black and Daddy is white but the family is many colors. The members of theirloving circle make the world sweet for the young children growing up tall and strong.(amazon.com)Barbara, B. E. (1996). Saturday at The New You. Illustrated by A. Rich. Lee & Low. (K2)An expressively written and beautifully illustrated story of a young African Americangirls special Saturdays spent with her mother at The New You Beauty Parlor. The shopis set up for business, and the day unfolds to the wonderful smells of sweet peachshampoo, strawberry conditioner, and fresh coffee. Customers share laughter, chocolatechip cookies, jelly donuts, and sweet-potato pies. Some enjoy napping while sitting underthe dryer. As the day ends, Shauna sits down with her dolls and her comb and works onher "customers. The first-person narration mirrors the myriad activities of the shop andthe childs enthusiasm about spending her day there. The double-spread illustrationsfeature the activities of the day, rendered predominately in vivid shades of peach andpink. (School Library J

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