Probably, at least some portion of each book listed in this bibliography could be used in some manner with pupils. Conversely, event those books whose primary target is children contain valuable information for the teacher. Annotations should clarify the primary focus of each.
Bleeker, Sonia. “The Chippewa Indians”. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1955. Through the fictitious story of Older Brother and the Crane family, pupils can learn of how the Chippewa lived. Accompanied by interesting, informative sketches.
Catalano, Julie. “The Mexican Americans”. New York: Chelsea House, 1988. Traces the history of Mexican Americans from the Spanish conquest until the mid Twentieth Century. Considerable material on customs. Large number of photographs and sketches. Suitable for both teacher and pupils.
Gann, L.H. and Duignan, Peter. “The Hispanics in the United States”. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1986. Gives the teacher a survey of the history, politics, and culture of all major Hispanic groups. Considerable debate on political and social issues.
Hundley Norris, ed. “The Chicano”. Santa Barbara, California: Clio Books, 1975. A collection of essays by both Chicano and Anglo authors. Gives teacher a sometimes more personal look at Chicano history and life in the South Western United States.
MacFarlan, Allan. “Book of American Indian Games”. New York: Associated Press, 1958. Contains details on 150 American Indian games. Organized according to various categories, “Racing and Kicking Games”, “Tossing and Catching Games”, and others. Instructions provide interesting reading and possible activities for pupils and later sharing or display.
Meltzer, Milton. “Hispanic Americans”. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1982. Main focus is on three Hispanic groups: Puerto Rican, Mexican, and Cuban. Discusses background and present day social problems. Interspersed with personal accounts by Hispanics who have experienced personal hardships. Interesting and informative. Easy to read for teacher and pupil. Interesting photographs.
Shorris, Earl. “Latinos”. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1992. This narrative gives the teacher a more personal look at Latino history and life by intertwining biographical sketches of actual individuals of differing Latino backgrounds and attitudes.
Tanner, Helen Hornbeck. “The Ojibwa”. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1992. Presents a clear, easy to read, history, including various traditions, of the Ojibwa people. Suitable for teachers and many students. Excellent sketches, photographs, and maps accompany text. Presents picture of present day Ojibwa.
Velasquez, Gloria. “Juanita Fights the School Board”. Huston, Texas: Pinata books, 1994.
Wosmek, Frances. “A Brown Bird Singing”. New York: Beech Tree Paperback 1986.