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Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens--print/e-book Bundle
Edited by Linda B. Alexander and Nahyun Kwon for YALSA
Item Number: 7700-5828
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $59.00
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216 pages
Year Published: 2010

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Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens is a one-stop resource that encourages children and young adults to explore different cultures. Dozens of flexible programming ideas allow you to
  • Choose a program specific to your scheduling, budget, or age group requirements
  • Create an event that reflects a specific culture
  • Recommend further resources
Following the practical programs laid out here, young adult librarians in public libraries, school librarians, and adult and young adult services staff can easily explore many diverse cultures.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Exploring African American Culture

Famous African American Women Everyone Should Know
Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance
Celebrating African American Artists and Illustrators
Celebrating African American History Month

Chapter 2 Exploring Asian Cultures

Delightful Days of the Dragon: Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Style
A Road to India
1,000 Cranes—Origami Day
Learning Japanese Culture through Manga
Promoting Korean Literature and Culture
Celebrating Filipino American Culture
Vietnamese Mythology: A Middle School Odyssey
East Asian Harvest Festivals
The Kite Club

Chapter 3 Exploring Latino American Cultures

Honoring Mexico’s Cultural Heritage
El Día de los Muertos
Hispanic Heritage Month
Time for Cuba
Puerto Rican Heritage Program for Día de la Abolición de Esclavitud

Chapter 4 Exploring Native American Cultures

National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
The First Floridians: A Celebration of Florida’s Native Americans
Mesoamerican Culture: The Mayan Civilization

Chapter 5 Cross-Cultural Programming

The Wonderful World of Cinderella
Multicultural Readers Program
Multicultural Research and Creative Writing
Quilt Recollections


About the Authors

Dr. Linda B. Alexander teaches graduate students in the school of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida. Her published articles and courses cover topics on Children’s Literature, Materials for Young Adults, and Multicultural Materials for Children and Young Adults.

Dr. Nahyun Kwon teaches at the Department of Library and Information Sciences of Myungji University, Seoul, Korea. Previously, she taught in the Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of South Florida. Her specialties are information services to diverse groups, information seeking behaviors, service evaluation, and information literacy. She has a repertoire of published articles in these areas. Listings of her interests and research can be found here.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) YALSA's mission is to advocate, promote and strengthen library service to teens, ages 12-18, as part of the continuum of total library services, and to support those who provide library service to this population.

"A well-presented, easy-to-read and useful resource providing programmes to be undertaken in school and public libraries to teach an awareness of other cultures ... Each programme is well thought out, very detailed and easy to follow; even if they are not followed to the letter, just having such a resource to promote lateral thinking when designing library programmes would be a bonus. I recommend this book for any public or school library both for the programmes presented and also for the thought-provoking ideas and the enthusiasm with which they are presented."
--Australian Library Journal

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