A Magical Encounter: Latino Children's Literature in the Classroom

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Are you an in-service or pre-service teacher? Would like to enhance the presence of Latino literature in your classroom? A Magical Encounter is your answer. This book promotes the joy fo reading in every page and is your classroom vehicle for language and concept development, creative expression, and the development of higher-thinking skills. * Offers practical suggestions for teachers to use and apply literature to any classroom or text. Activities include examples using specific books. * Includes numerous examples of books in both English and Spanish. * Describes the role of the various literary genres in the classroom. * Overviews the evolution of Latino literature for children and adolescents in the United States. * The expanded section, “Words of Jade and Coral”, on Latino literature for children and adolescents raises awareness of existing Latino writers and helps the reader to easily identify the books cited in the activities. * Provides and extensive bibliography of books for children and adolescents by Latino authors.

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ALMA FLOR ADA Professor Emerita at the University of San Francisco has inspired numerous generations of teaches in bringing both the magic of children’s literature to the curriculum and an awareness of the richness of the Hispanic culture. A widely published author, her books have received numerous awards, among many others the Virginia Hamilton Award, the Christopher Medal (The Gold Coin) and the Pura Belpré Medal (Under the Royal Palms). F. ISABEL CAMPOY Author, Translator, Researcher, International speaker specialized in Latino Culture, Children’s Literature and Home-school interaction, has published extensively both in Spanish and English. Her work aims at providing children keys to interpret the world in a fun, challenging, and affirmative way. She is a member of the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE).

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