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.
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- About the Authors
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.
Chapter 1 Exploring African American Culture
Famous African American Women Everyone Should Know
Chapter 2 Exploring Asian Cultures
Delightful Days of the Dragon: Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Style
Chapter 3 Exploring Latino American Cultures
Honoring Mexico's Cultural Heritage
Chapter 4 Exploring Native American Cultures
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Chapter 5 Cross-Cultural Programming
The Wonderful World of Cinderella
"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