This guide was designed to help teachers and librarians identify books that will provide K-12 students with an understanding of the cultures of Latino people. The books referenced here offer insight into and appreciation for the people, history, art, and political, social, and economic problems of Central and South America, Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Latin-heritage people in the United States. In determining the "best" books, Isabel Schon used a number of criteria, including the presentation of the material, the quality of the art and writing, and the appeal to children in various age groups. In all cases, she looked for books containing information that is accurate and up-to-date, presented in a way that is entertaining and engaging for the reader. Books are listed by country and include complete bibliographic information as well as a summary of content, annotations regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the work, and notes on grade level appropriateness. Includes an author index, title index, and subject index.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.68(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Isabel Schon, Ph.D., is director of the Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents at the California State University, San Marcos. She has published a number of books on this subject, including Books in Spanish for Children and Young Adults, Series I-VI (Scarecrow Press) and A Hispanic Heritage, Series I-V (Scarecrow Press).