Celebrating Cuentos

Celebrating Cuentos

Promoting Latino Children's Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries

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More effectively meet the diverse literacy needs of the growing Latino population by learning how to evaluate and select quality Latino children's literature.


More effectively meet the diverse literacy needs of the growing Latino population by learning how to evaluate and select quality Latino children's literature.


• Figures relating to Latino population growth, home language of Latinos, and stressors of recently arrived Latinos

• Extensive bibliography of print and web resources for developing collections of quality materials about Latino cultures, professional publications related relating to evaluating Latino children's literature and integrating the literature into classrooms and libraries, and recommended English, Spanish, and bilingual children's and young adult books about Latinos

• Contains useful resources such as reproducible bookmarks of recommended Latino children's books, evaluation sheets for analyzing Latino children's books for stereotypes, and a bingo sheet for professional development related to library services for Latinos and Latino children



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Seventeen US-based K-12 and university educators, librarians, and award-winning Latino authors contribute 17 chapters examining the power, potential, and importance of incorporating Latino children's literature into classrooms and libraries. The text will be particularly useful for teachers and librarians seeking the best, stereotype-free, grammatically-accurate books for introducing students to Latino authors, cultures, and life. Coverage includes ways that Latino children's literature can influence the lives and development of both Latino and non-Latino children; the development of Latino children's literature in the US; resources for developing collections, and the must-have Latino and Spanish-language materials; and an extensive overview of various types of programs and lessons for use in classrooms and libraries. Also included is a 40-page bibliography of recommended children's literature and related professional print and online resources. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9781591589044
1591589045
Branch Call Number: 027.63 C3302 2011
Characteristics: 381
Additional Contributors: Naidoo, Jamie Campbell

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