Booktalking Authentic Multicultural Literature: Fiction, History, and Memoirs for Teens, 1st Edition

  • Sherry York
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833774
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833770
  • DDC: 028.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released November 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Here are booktalks on 101 in-print titles that are “culturally authentic.” The booktalks are meant to increase test scores, “expand students’ horizons,” and help students better understand U.S. history. Arrangement is alphabetical by title, and each entry includes short author biographical information and Web site, length of book, genre, interest level, book awards, summary, subject heading(s), suggested read-aloud excerpts with specific page numbers, a starter one-paragraph booktalk, and related titles. Indexing is by subject, title, and author. In a work like this, there will always be some titles that were overlooked, and only one Middle Eastern title is included. Overall, however, there is great representation of cultures, the booktalks and selected passages will grab readers, and the related titles tie together similar themes from different ethnicities.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Ethnic Group Abbreviations.
About the Author.
1: Part I: The Importance of Authenticity, Multiculturalism, and Diversity.
2: Part II: Booktalks.
3: Almost a Woman.
4: Always Running: La vida loca, Gang Days in L.A..
5: American Born Chinese.
6: American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood.
7: Ask Me No Questions.
8: Autobiography of My Dead Brother.
9: Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child.
10: Barrio Boy.
11: Beacon Hill Boys.
12: Behind the Eyes.
13: Behind the Mountains.
14: Bigmama Didn't Shop at Woolworth's.
15: Birdland.
16: Blessed by Thunder: Memoir of a Cuban Girlhood.
17: Bloodlines: Odyssey of a Native Daughter.
18: Blue Jasmine.
19: Born Confused.
20: Bowman's Store: A Journey to Myself.
21: Breaking through.
22: Bronx Masquerade.
23: Bucking the Sarge.
24: Burro Genius.
25: Call Me Henri.
26: Confessions of a Closet Catholic.
27: Copper Sun.
28: Crashboomlove: A Novel in Verse.
29: Cuba 15.
30: Cubanita.
31: Dandelion through the Crack: The Sato Family Quest for the American Dream.
32: Daughter of Madrugada.
33: Donald Duk.
34: Double Crossing.
35: Down These Mean Streets.
36: The Education of Ruby Loonfoot.
37: The Eighth Promise: An American Son's Tribute to His Toisanese Mother.
38: Emako Blue.
39: Emilio.
40: Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa.
41: Estrella's Quinceañera.
42: Finding Miracles.
43: Finding My Hat.
44: Finding My Voice.
45: Flight.
46: Flight to Freedom.
47: The Flood.
48: Fresh Off the Boat.
49: Getting It.
50: Girls for Breakfast.
51: Habibi.
52: Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez: An Autobiography.
53: If You Come Softly.
54: In the Break.
55: Indian Boyhood.
56: Jimi & Me.
57: The Jumping Tree.
58: Lorenzo's Secret Mission.
59: Loves Me, Loves Me Not.
60: Madame Ambassador: The Shoemaker's Daughter.
61: The Making of a Civil Rights Leader.
62: Mama's Girl.
63: Mayhem Was Our Business/Memorias de un veterano.
64: The Meaning of Consuelo.
65: Mismatch.
66: Name Me Nobody.
67: Naming Maya.
68: Never Mind the Goldbergs.
69: Nilda: A Novel.
70: Nobody's Son: Notes from an American Life.
71: The Not-So-Star-Spangled Life of Sunita Sen: A Novel.
72: Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies).
73: Our House on Hueco.
74: Out of the Shadows: An Artist's Journey.
75: Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida: A Novel.
76: Plain City.
77: Power.
78: Quesadilla Moon.
79: Rain Is Not My Indian Name.
80: Rebel without a Crew or, How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player.
81: Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood.
82: The Secret of Dead Man's Mine: A Rinnah Two Feathers Mystery.
83: Seeing Emily.
84: The Singing Mountain.
85: Spared Angola: Memories from a Cuban-American Childhood.
86: Tae's Sonata.
87: Teen Angel.
88: The Tequila Worm.
89: The Throwaway Piece.
90: The Treasure in the Tiny Blue Tin.
91: Trino's Time.
92: Two Badges: The Lives of Mona Ruiz.
93: The Unwanted: A Memoir.
94: Wait for Me.
95: West of the Jordan.
96: When Kambia Elaine Flew in From Neptune.
97: When Thunders Spoke.
98: Where Do I Go From Here?.
99: While the Locust Slept.
100: White Girl.
101: Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives.
102: X-Indian Chronicles: The Book of Mausape.
103: Year in Nam: A Native American Soldier's Story.
Subject Index.
Title Index.
Author Index.