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How to choose outstanding multicultural books

From Valerie Jergens, PLAEA Consultant for Emerging Bilinguals.

Choosing books for your classroom or library can be a difficult task with so many titles available. Choosing books specifically to highlight various cultures and transcend stereotypes can be even more challenging. Scholastic has enlisted the advice of five authors of children's books and given recommendations of 50 books appropriate for Kindergarten through the 8th grade. These books accurately portray characters of different cultures. Learn more at Scholastic's siteL  

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