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Books & Articles


Asamen, Joy and Berry, Gordon.
Children and Television: Images in a Changing Sociocultural World. Sage: London, 1993.

Bigelow, Bill and Christensen, Linda et al.
Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice.
Rethinking Schools, 1994.

DeGeatano, Gloria.
"All the News That's Fit for Kids." Better Viewing.
March/April 1998.

DeGeatano, Gloria.
Screen Smarts: A Family Guide To Media Literacy.
Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

Entman, Robert M. and Andrew Rojeki
The Black Image in the White Mind: Media & Race in America.
The University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Gordon, Rebecca.
Education & Race: A Journalist's Handbook.
Applied Research Center (ARC), 1998.

Singer, Dorothy and Singer, Jerome, eds.
Handbook of Children and the Media. Sage:
London, 2001.

Tobin, Joseph.
Good Guys Dont Wear Hats: Childrens Talk About the Media.
Teachers College Press: New York, 2000.

Children's Books

These books have multicultural characters.

Red Book, Turning

Abuela, by Arthur Dorros, 1991.

Anni's India Diary, by Anni Axworthy, 1992.

At the Beach, by Huy Voun Lee, 1998.

Busy Toes, by C.W.Bowie, 1998.

Caribbean Dream, by Rachel Isadora, 1998.

Cherry Tree, by Ruskin Bond, 1991.

Everybody Bakes Bread, by Norah Dooley, 1996.

Faraway Home, by Jane Kurtz,2000.

Finding the Green Stone, by Alice Walker, 1991.

Hush!, by Minfong Ho, 2000.

Jamal's Busy Day, by Wade Hudson, 1991.

Jenny's Journey, by Sheila White Samton, 1991.

Mama, Do You Love Me?, by Barbara M. Joosee, 1991.

Mrs. Katz and Tush, by Partricia Polacco, 1992.

Osa's Pride, by Ann Grifalconi, 1990.

Sachiko Means Happiness, by Kimiko Sakai, 1990.

The Island on Bird Street, by Uri Orlev, 1984.

The Girl Who Loved Catepillars: A Twelfth-Century Tale from Japan, by Jean Merril, 1992.

Too Many Tamales, by Gary Soto, 1993.

When I Was Young in the Mountain, by Cynthia Rylant, 1982.