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    Regional Resources for Home Community Assignment

    Examples of local/state/community resources:

    1. Moorhead, Fargo, West Fargo Public Libraries
      • Local history materials
      • Speakers Bureaus
       
    2. Clay County Historical Society  
    3. Northwest Minnesota Historical Center
    4. Minnesota Historical Society 
    5. Local newspapers
    6. Local museums
    7. Colleges/universities   
       

    Bibliographies for Locating Books for Young Readers related to this Region: 

    Title   Call Number
    Discover Minnesota: An Annotated Bibliography of Books for Children in Grades K-9. Curric. Ref. 016.9776 H884d
    Exploring the Great Lakes States through Literature Curric. Ref. 016.977 E96
    Exploring the Plains States through Literature. Curric. Ref. 016.978 E96
    Northern Lights: The Stories of Minnesota's Past Curric. Text 977.6 M673N87 2003
    Stories from Where We Live: The Great Lakes Curric. 977 S884
    Stories from Where We Live: The Great North American Prairie. Curric. 978 S884

    Ideas for Building on Multicultural Strengths of Classroom/Community

    1. Ethnic cookbooks. In library catalogs, search under “cookery,” for example, COOKERY AFRICAN.
    2. Oral stories/histories. Students could collect these themselves or access them through historical centers/libraries. In library catalogs, search under “oral history.”  
       

    Bibliographies for Locating Multicultural Books:

    Title Call Number
    The Best of Latino Heritage Curric. Ref. 016.98 S371L 2003
    Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults Curric. Ref. 809 M9781b
    Black Books Galore! A Guide to Great African American Children's Books about Girls Curric. Ref. 028.1 R186b
    Children's and Young Adult Literature by Latino Writers Curric. Ref. 016.8108 Y63c
    Children's and Young Adult Literature by Native Americans Curric. Ref. 016.8108 Y63c
    Coretta Scott King Awards: 1970-2004 Curric. Ref. 016.8108 C7975 2004
    Cultures Outside the United States in Fiction . . . K-9 Curric. Ref. 016.80883 A551c
    Great Books for African-American Children Curric. Ref. 028.1 T734g
    Kaleidoscope: A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8 (people of color) Curric. Ref. 016.3058 K143
    Latina and Latino Voices in Literature for Children and Teenagers Curric. Ref. 016.8109 D273L
    Many Peoples, One Land: A Guide to New Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults (people of color) Curric. Ref. 016.8108 H475m
    Mosaic (Preschool-Grade 12) Curric. Ref. 306.1 M894
    Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults (people of color) Curric. Ref. 306.1 K94m         
    Multicultural Projects Index Curric. Ref. 016.370117 P638m
    Multicultural Picturebooks (world coverage) Curric. Ref. 011.62 M311mu
    The New Press Guide to Multicultural Resources for  Young Readers (includes introductory essays for each section) Curric. Ref. 028.5 N532
    Our Family, Our Friends, Our World: An Annotated Guide to Significant Multicultural Books for Children and Teenagers (world coverage) Curric. Ref. 011.62 M652o
    Picture Books by Latino Writers Curric. Ref. 016.8109 Y63p
    Promoting a Global Community through Multicultural Children's Literature (world coverage; theme approach) Curric. Ref. 016.8088 S8226p
    Strong Souls Singing: African American Books for Our Daughters and Our Sisters Curric. Ref. 016.97304 S923
    This Land Is Our Land: A Guide to Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults (people of color) Curric. Ref. 016.8108 H475t
    The World of Islam in Literature for Youth: A Selective Annotated Bibliography for K-12 Curric. Ref. 016.297 G215w
    The World through Children's Books Curric. Ref. 011.62 W92711

    Gay and Lesbian Students: Resources for Books and Teaching Ideas

    Title Call Number
    Lesbian and Gay Voices: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults (includes author profiles) Curric. Ref. 016.8108 D2737L
    Kraus Curriculum Development Library Library electronic database to use for locating curriculum on this topic.

    Additional Resources

    Title Location
    Children's Magazine Guide (online index) Located on the CMC web page under "K-12 Databases" on the red banner to the left. Username=msumcmc; password=dragons
    Horn Book Guide (use for identifying new books on any topics) Located at the end of the CMC Reference stacks. Note: the best books have ratings from 1-3.
    Horn Book Guide Online (electronic version of the above)   One of the Library's electronic databases.

    Compiled by Carol H. Sibley, Curriculum Librarian, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota, 3/07.