KEY BENEFT: This book presents a comprehensive discussion of international children's books and their use in K-8 classrooms. KEY TOPICS Global Perspectives in Children's Literature reviews the status of children's literature around the world and elaborates on the benefits of international children's literature for children's development and the curriculum. The book presents various genres such as picture books, fiction, informational books, and poetry. Issues in the field and criteria for selecting books to be used in the classroom are provided, as well as a discussion of history and contemporary trends worldwide. Specific ways to share international books are also presented, as they relate to theme studies, specific content areas, visual literacy, and language arts. Useful for anyone interested in global education, specifically that of Children's Literature.
Evelyn B. Freeman
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