How to Do Biography: A Primer
. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts (April 2008). Provides background information on how into create a modern biography, guiding blossoming biographers through essential components of creating a life narrative.
The Art of Teaching Writing
. Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Teachers College/Columbia University, Heinemann Press (2001). Bringing the written word to life via the Writing Process.
Norton, Donna E. Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to Children's Literature Seventh Edition. Pearson/Merrill–Prentice Hall. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, and Columbus, Ohio (2007). What constitutes biography? What elements are used to create an accurate picture of the person of study? How does this writing form convey emotion? How does it differ from narrative writings? These target areas and more are encompassed in this culturally–inclusive teacher resource.
The Name Jar
. Alfred A. Knopf, New York (2001). A simplistic tale that helps young readers grasp that being different and new to a country can spark friendship and cultural understanding.
Behind the Mask
. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (October 2006). Wearing a mask during Halloween takes on a new meaning for Kimin, one of the main characters in this engaging realistic fiction tale.
. Douglas & McIntire Publishing Group (2005). A beautiful historically folkloric work worth the sharing.
_____________. The Sun Girl and The Moon Boy. A Korean Folktale. Knopf Books for Young Readers, New York (1997). A wonderful folktale comparable to Little Red Riding Hood with a por quoi twist.
. Philomel Books, New York, New York (October 2004). A biographic sketch into the life of basketball great Michael Jordan.
. HarperCollins, New York, New York ( April 1998). Popular spiritual accompanied by stunning, culturally inclusive illustrations; detailed introduction regarding the origins of the folkloric song.
Mandela: From the Life of a South African Statesman
. Puffin Books, New York (January 2000). An endearing glimpse into the life of "Madiba," aka political activist, African National Congress leader, and South African President Nelson Mandela.
Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes
. Puffin Books, New York (February 1998). A child–friendly introduction into the life of this renowned Harlem Renaissance poet.
. Houghton Mifflin, New York (March 2011). Illustrated by Floyd Cooper, this inspiring work highlights a little known labor movement and civil rights event as experienced through the life of a grandfather and told to his grandson.