By Barbara Kuipers
This annotated bibliography of greater than 2 hundred steered reference books has been compiled to aid public librarians, institution library media experts, and lecturers in delivering top of the range, correct nonfiction fabrics on American Indians. every one access has entire bibliographic facts and exhibits topic zone and studying point. Annotations are long and talk about the strengths and weaknesses of every booklet and its strength use within the curriculum. additionally, a whole part is dedicated to standards for choosing books approximately American Indians that keep away from stereotypes and confirm objectivity, and an easy-to-use record for comparing fabrics is integrated.
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Stereotypes, omissions, and distortions in these three areas have perpetuated stereotypical myths about American Indians and their culture. Reading good material can help students become familiar with the English language, gain cultural pride, and strengthen positive self-concepts. Educational institutions, including public and school libraries, have the responsibility to contribute to the understanding and appreciation of many diverse groups in society. The availability and selection of valid cultural materials promote an understanding attitude toward all cultures.
Developing an understanding of the criteria for selecting American Indian books is a difficult task, especially for the non-Indian library professional or educator. For this reason, a detailed explanation of the main points library professionals should carefully examine is presented in this chapter. A comprehensive understanding of the most important criteria for evaluating literature on American Indian life can benefit those responsible for selecting materials in two ways. First, they will be able to evaluate books more effectively.
9 million in 1990. The population quadrupled in only thirty years. An explanation for this dramatic increase, according to Jeffrey S. Passel of the Washington-based Urban Institute and other experts, is noteworthy. People are now more willing to identify themselves as American Indian on census forms. Passel also questions if those listing themselves as American Indian on the census form are actually enrolled by the tribes they claim as members. Most of the unexpected population growth during the past decade occurred in Southern and Eastern states that historically have not had large Native American communities.
American Indian reference and resource books for children and young adults by Barbara Kuipers