Thirty-Three Multicultural Tales To Tell
. August House Inc., Little Rock Arkansas, 1993.
A Celebration of ‘interconnectedness’ of people, animals, cultures and countries. Nonsexist, action orientated. Strong, intelligent women, men, boys and girls with clever animals fill the pages.
Geringer, Karl .
Instruments in the History of Western Music.
Oxford, 3d ed., 1978.
Hafer, Jan C. and Wilson, Robert M.
Come Sign With Us
. Gallaudet University Press, Wahington, D.C, 1996.
An excellent introduction to the language of American Sign in both English and Spanish. The lessons included are appropriate for K-3.
La Belle, Thomas J. and Ward, Christopher R. Multiculturalism And Education:
Diversity and Its Impact on Schools and Society
. State University of New York Press, Albany, 1994.
Exploration of ethnicity, race, class and education as they effect group identity, status and integration.
Landau,Elliott D., Epstein, Sherrie Landau. and Stone, Ann Plaat.
Child Development Through Literature
. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewoods Cliffs, New Jersey, 1972.
Social, psychological and literary aspects of our written language and how they impact on child development through adolescence.
. Persea Books, New York, New York, 1993.
Multicultural anthology addressing culture and identify in the United States.
Hands Around the World: 365 Creative Ways To Build Cultural Awareness & Global Respect
. Williamson Publishing, Charlotte, Vermont, 1992.
It includes organizations, suppliers and an annotated bibliography of related books.
. Awakening the Hidden Storyteller: How To Build A Storytelling Tradition In Your Family.
Shambhala Publication, Boston, Mass. 1991.
Meaningful ways to bring together families, connecting us with ancestral roots and preserving cultures.
Neruda, Pablo. Translated by Mitchell, Stephen.
Full Woman, Fleshly Apple, Hot Moon.
Harper Collins, New York, 1997.
Selected poems in the original Spanish with English translations.
Powell, Richard J.
Black Art and Culture in the 20th Century
. Thames and Hudson, New York, New York, 1997.
Black Culture is both the subject and context of the art. The emphasis of this book is on black cultural themes.
Roberts, John Storm.
The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States.
. Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century
. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1993.
Published version of the
Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century
exhibition organized by Waldo Rasmussen June 6-September 7, 1993.
Schuman, Jo Miles.
Art From Many Hands.
Davis Publications, Inc., Worchester, Massachusettes 1981.
Multicultural art projects including step-by-step instructions and historical information. Categorized by geographical regions.
Supporting Latino Families: Lessons From Exemplary Programs
Skidmore, Thomas E. and Smith, Peter H
. Modern Latin America
. Oxford Press Inc., New York, New York, 1997.
Brief yet succinct interpretation and analyzation of an immense subject. Organized by country with central themes to include European-New World interaction, racial mixtures, military takeovers and U.S. interventions.
Watts, Steve, FRGS consultant
. Make it Work: MAPS!
World Book Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1996.
A hands on approach to geography with models, experiments and practical projects.
Annotated Student Bibliography
Ada, Alma Flor., translated by Rosa Zubizarreta.
Gathering the Sun
. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, New York, New York, 1997.
Twenty eight poems written in both Spanish and English reveal the richness of the lives of field and orchard workers. Twenty eight poems, one for each letter of the alphabet. Mr. Silva’s illustrations will take back to his own childhood as a farm worker.
. Child Of The Sun: A Cuban Legend.
Troll Communications L.L.C., Mahwah, New Jersey, 1995.
Sun is lonely and greedy. He wants to have the entire sky and all his creations to himself. He must therefore trick Moon and steal away with his grandchild.
The Cuban folktale explains solar eclipses result from Sun’s antics.
Carlos and his family are going home for Christmas. They will drive from California to Mexico. Although born their, Carlos has no memories of his parents home. Along the journey he and his siblings begin to understand the strong ties of family and heritage. Most importantly they realize that their parents largest concern is a future full of hope for their children and parents.
A Day’s Work.
Clarion , 1994.
Francisco waits with his Grandfather as vans and trucks come in search of workers. Grandfather has just arrived and does not speak English. Fransico wants to help him as his translator. In his excitement and desire to work, Fransico lies to Ben, the gardener. Ben hires Grandfather thinking he has experience gardening , as told by the young Fransico. After Successfully pulling up a bank of new seedlings and leaving behind only weeds, Ben is openly upset. Grandfather realizes that his grandson has lied and explains to him that they must make things right. They will return the next day to replant the seedlings and pull up the weeds properly. Grandfather refuses any money until the work is completed properly. Ben is satisfied and Francisco learns a valuable lesson.
Castaneda, Omar S.
. Lee &Low Books Inc., 1993.
Abuela and her granddaughter are weavers in Guatemala. They practice the traditional methods of their native culture. Abuela’s granddaughter fears that once at the marcado they will be over shadowed and mocked by the vendors of machine woven cloth. Much to her surprise, they are admired for their fine craftsmanship and creative patterns.
The House on Mango Street
. Vintage Books, New York, New York, 1984.
Vignettes reflecting life growing up Latina in urban Chicago.
. Dutton Children’s Books, 1995.
Flight allows family members to realize their dreams and protect their heritage.
Griengo, Margot C., Bucks, Betsy L., Gilbert, Sharon S., Kinball, Laurel H.
Tortillitas Para Mama and Other Nursery Rhymes.
Henry Holt & Co., New York, New York, 1981.
Nursery Rhymes in the original Spanish with English translations. Extremely melodic. Inviting illustrations.
My Two Worlds.
Clarion Books, New York, New York, 1993.
Kirsey is eight years old and lives in both New York and the Dominican Republic. She loves both cultures and is happy not to have to choose one over the other.
The Golden Flower.
Simon & Schusster, New York, New York, 1996.
The myths surrounding the origins of our earth have long been favorites among active imaginations. We will begin our own myth surrounding the origins of a child selected topic for a class book. Also; What is the importance of myth in society?
. I Have A News.
William Morrow & Co. New York, New York, 1994.
Rhymes chosen by Neil Philip from Mr. Jekyll’s Jamaican Song Book and Story of 1907. Bright detailed illustrations.
Madrigal, Antonio Hernandez.
The Eagle and the Rainbow: Timeless Tales from Mexico.
Fulcrum Publishing, Fulcrum, Colorado, 1997.
Stories and legends of the great tribes of Mexico as related to Mr.Madrigal by his great-grandmother.
. Juan Bobo and the Horse of Seven Colors.
Troll Communication L.L.C. Mahwah, New Jersey, 1995.
A Puerto Rican legend. Juan Bobo is the wise fool who inadvertently wins the favor of the Princess through laughter.
Mitchell, Rita Phillips.
Penguin USA. New York, New York, 1993.
Hue Boy becomes sharply aware of his small stature as his schoolmates began to tower over him. He searches for cures and wisdom on his Island village. No matter how many fruits and vegetables he ingests, herbs he bathes with or hours he spends stretching he just is not growing. Hue Boy is extremely disheartened until his father returns home. He is not only proud, but very tall. He takes Hue Boy by the hand and walks through the village returning to his son a sense of security and pride.
Mohr, Nicholasa and Martorell, Antonio
. The Song of El Coqui: And Other Tales From Puerto Rico.
Viking. New York, New York, 1995.
Three folktales reflecting Spanish
African and Indigenous influences in the Puerto Rican culture. Equally rich are the text and the illustrations.
Ober, Hal , Carol Ober.
How Music Came to the World.: An Ancient Mexican Myth.
Houghton Mifflin Company Press, Boston, Massechusettes, 1994.
Music is brought to the earth from Sun’s house by sky and wind gods. The text is augmented by vibrant illustrations and author/illustrator notes.
De Colores And Other Latin American Folk Songs For Children
Dutton, New York, New York, 1994.
A collection of songs in Spanish with English translations. Songs origins and related games are included. Excellent diverse illustrations.
Why Owl comes Out At Night.
Troll Communications L.L.C., Mahwah, New Jersey, 1996
Haitian folktale explaining why owls come out at night. Part of the first-start legend series.
Why Possum is Gray.
Troll Communications L.L.C., Mahwah, New Jersey, 1996
Mexican Folktale from the Cora people in the tickster tradition. A meek Opossum must use her wits to outsmart Iguana!
Presilla, Maricel E.,
Mola: Cuna Life Stories and Art.
Henry Holt and Company, New York, New York, 1996.
The photography of the mola art from the San Blas Islands of Panama is breathtaking. The text explains the customs and traditions of the Cuna Indian woman. Each panel has a story to tell and a willing audience to listen.
Ramirez, Michael Rose.
The Little Ant/La Hormiga Chiquita
. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York, New York, 1995.
Little ant has a broken let and want restitution. So off to the judge she goes to make sense of her injury. Little ant must recognize that some things in life just happen and no one is to blame.
El Sombrero Del Tio Nacho.
Children’s Book Press, 1989.
Uncle Nacho will not give up his old , beat up hat! His niece stops at nothing to persuade him he needs a new hat. Initially he has great fears that none of his friends and family will recognize him. Change is hard to accept at any age, but eventually Uncle Nacho accepts the new hat. He accepts change.
The Children’s Book of Pottery.
Bath Press, London, England 1989.
A guide to tools, clay, handbuilding, construction, glazing, and firing. The photographs and diagrams compliment the text.
The Magic Feather:
A Jamaican Legend. Troll Associates, Mahwah, New Jersey, 1995.
The island is void of color and light. The only hope is to secure a feather from the dreaded Macaw. Using her wit and intelligence, Solidae takes on this great adventure. If she succeeds the Island will once again be bathed in glorious light and color.
Children’s Press, 1994.
The life and art of Diego Rivera