Latinos are the fastest growing and largest ethnic minority in the United States. The number of Latino children is at a historic high. As a result, librarians and teachers in the United States must know how to meet the informational, cultural, and traditional literacy needs of this student demographic group. An ideal way to overcome this challenge is by providing culturally accurate and authentic children's literature that represents the diversity of the Latino cultures. Much more than simply a topical bibliography, this book details both historical and current practices in educating Latino children; explains why having quality Latino children's literature in classrooms and libraries is necessary for the ethnic identity development of Latino children; and offers a historical overview of Latino children's literature in America. Web resources of interest to educators working with Latino children are also included.He has already collaborated with the school librarian to locate a list of useful Web resources relating to all of these topics. ... Franka#39;s students will use these books along with Francisco JimAcneza#39;s award-winning novel The Circuit and Michelle ... The children in Franka#39;s class are engaged in visual, auditory, and hand-on activities that require competency in multiple 21st-century literacies such as informationanbsp;...
|Title||:||Celebrating Cuentos: Promoting Latino Children's Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries|
|Author||:||Jamie Campbell Naidoo|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2010-11-18|