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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

“American Indians in Children’s Literature” Blog

I have been following a very informative blog that would be helpful for teachers who are trying to understand the rich cultural lives of an increasingly diverse student population in our schools. Called, “American Indians in Children’s Literature,” it helps teachers to grow in their understanding, appreciation and discernment of Native American literature. It also corrects so many of our misconceptions. Actually it goes beyond just books and says its mission is to provide "critical perspectives of indigenous peoples in children's books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society-at-large." As always, we try to bring our readers multiple perspectives on issues.

If you are aware of other resources that would expand our understanding of the cultural diversity of our students, please let us know in your comments to this blog and we will share them.

3 comments:

Katherine Schlick Noe said...

I love the blog you mentioned and also recommend Oyate, a Native organization the promotes accurate and authentic children's literature by and about Native peoples. See resources and great books in their catalog (http://www.oyate.org/catalog/).

Debbie Reese said...

Thanks for sending your readers to my site, and thanks, Katherine, for coming over to read it. I've learn a lot from Oyate. By the way, if you visit their site right now (Jan 2010), they are under a period of transition and the catalog is down. It'll all be back up soon.

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