Multiculturalism in Literature
How To Choose The Best Multicultural Books
"In this article you'll find leads to 50 great books, plus advice from top educators, writers, and illustrators on how to spot literature that transcends stereotypes."
Multicultural Book Review Homepage
Joe Mele writes, "The purpose of this page is to create a qualitative list of multicultural literature for K-12 educators."
Multiculturalism . . .
"Debated as well as celebrated, multiculturalism is undeniably weaving its way into today's classroom curriculum. Many educators agree that a multicultural approach to education is essential to engage children of all cultures in learning and to prepare students for the diverse and global society that will be their adult world."
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Read "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" by Frederick Douglass (1817-1895). Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass became one of the most articulate and influential fugures in African American literature and history.
The Role of Multicultural Literature
"The use of multicultural literature can also extend students' knowledge about parallel cultures by exposing them to the differences and similarities between their culture and that of other groups (Norton, 1983)."