We here at OutlooK-12 celebrate diversity and believe that exposure to other cultures is an enriching experience. Because of this, we are featuring a special “School Library” section this month with selected titles from a list of must-have multicultural books for children and preteens. Originally compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, the School of Education and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the full list is available on the National Education Association’s website and can be viewed at http://www.nea.org/grants/50-multicultural-books.html.
“Golden Tales: Myths, Legends and Folktales from Latin America” by Lulu Delacre
Illustrated by Lulu Delacre Publisher: Scholastic
Welcome to the rich and colorful lands of Latin America before and after the days of Columbus. Myths, legends and folktales celebrate the 13 Latin American countries, including the West Indies, Puerto Rico and Mexico as well as four native cultures. Stories include such works as “How the Seas Was Born,” “The Laughing Skull,” “When the Sun and the Moon Were Children,” “The Miracle Lady of Guadalupe,” “El Dorado” and “Manco Capac and the Rod of Gold.” Each culture is represented with beautiful artwork that makes this a cultural treasury that can be appreciated by both the young and the young at heart.