List of Figures
About the Authors
1. The Need for Global Literature
The Importance of Global Literature in Children’s Lives
History and Availability of Global Children's Literature
Global Literature Defined
Goals for Global Literature
Part I: Infusing Global Literature Throughout the Curriculum
2. Literary Theme Studies and an Integrated Curriculum
Incorporating the Framework Across the Curriculum
Integrating the Curriculum
3. Integrated Language Arts
IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts
4. Social Studies
Topic 1: "Wake Up World" (Primary Grades)
Topic 2: World War II and the Holocaust (Upper Elementary/Middle School)
Curriculum Strand: Individual Development and Identity (Upper Elementary/Middle School)
Curriculum Strand: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions (Primary Grades)
Biographies and Memoirs (Upper Elementary/Middle School)
Seeking Peace and Justice (All Grades)
5. Science and Mathematics
Children’s Literature and STEM Education
Animals: Other Creatures That Share Our Earth
Life Cycles and Other Patterns
Habitats around the World
Environmental Change and the Need for Conservation
Technology: The Benefits, Risks, Costs, and Ethical Issues
How Things Are Made and How They Work
Scientific and Mathematical Contributions from Diverse Cultures
Earning, Saving, and Investing Money
6. The Arts
Part II: Issues Teachers Face
7. How Should I Evaluate Global Books?
How Can I Know If These Books Are Authentic?
What Else Do I Need to Know to Make Good Book Selections?
8. Frequently Asked Questions about Global Children’s Literature
How can I fund the purchase of global children’s literature for my classroom and school library?
How should we decide what books to buy?
How can I work with colleagues to plan for using global children’s literature across the grades?
What’s the best way to handle sensitive topics like war, prejudice, human injustices, and cultural taboos like bodily functions or practices?
How should I respond if parents object to a book?
How can I help my students relate to places, people, times, and events they have never seen, heard, or experienced?
How can I help parents understand the importance of global literature?
How do I fit global literature into our district-mandated curricula that occupy much of the day?
How does global literature contribute to meeting state and national standards?
Will using global literature raise test scores?
9. What’s Next? Going Global and Bringing It Home
Further Recommended Reading for Teadhers
Resources for Locating and Learning More about Global Children’s Literature
An Annotated List of 341 Children’s Books Cited in the Book