By Barbara Kuipers
This annotated bibliography of greater than 2 hundred urged reference books has been compiled to help public librarians, institution library media experts, and lecturers in supplying fine quality, appropriate nonfiction fabrics on American Indians. every one access has whole bibliographic info and shows topic sector and analyzing point. Annotations are long and speak about the strengths and weaknesses of every booklet and its strength use within the curriculum. moreover, a whole part is dedicated to standards for choosing books approximately American Indians that steer clear of stereotypes and make sure objectivity, and an easy-to-use record for comparing fabrics is incorporated.
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Although I continue to read and learn more about American Indian culture and history, especially from Indian children, young adults, and colleagues, I lack the "Indian" consciousness of a Native American person. If the reader encounters any lack of insight or errors in this book, I can only say that I continue to grow in awareness, knowing that the selection of these materials is very important to the self-image of Indian young people. The material in this book was compiled to serve as a guide for library professionals and teachers as they work with young people.
Klein has since published new editions (1986 and 1990); both list 3,500 books in print related to the Indians of North America. No Page 9 criteria for selection is stated. Marken (1973) includes all books by and about American and Canadian Indians and Eskimos in print in 1972. Some bibliographic sources focus on one authorship evaluation criterion. The United States Department of the Interior (1972), Revai (1972), Hirschfelder (1973), and Byler (1973) selected books written only by American Indian authors.
This section guides public and school library professionals in the selection of materials by providing carefully researched information on common problems, such as books with stereotypical or inaccurate information. Following this chapter, a two-page evaluative checklist is included for use in critiquing materials being considered for purchase. Using the checklist can promote the selection of materials that are meaningful, realistic, and accurately representative of American Indian culture. The checklist may be duplicated for use as an evaluation tool with any ethnic materials and textbooks, including fiction.