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Native American Children's and Young Adult Literature: Websites
A multiculturally grounded guide to finding Native American Children's and Young Adult Literature.This guide can also help education students and teaching professionals find resources to meet Minnesota American Indian Academic Standards.
According to the site: "Birchbark Books has a long-standing tradition of working with schools and educators interested in Native studies and of assisting educators in meeting the new Minnesota American Indian Academic Standards ... We have compiled a specific selection of titles based on books that Native Studies departments within schools currently use and recommend, in addition to our own personal recommendations. Included are several book lists tailored to Minnesota American Indian Academic Standards, divided by grade level and subject area."
According to the site: "PIE is an ad-hoc group of Native educators ...
- All educators who work with Native youth will be versed in Native culture and Best Educational Practices.
- PIE will provide trainings to MPS teachers as a part of the District in-service training schedule.
- PIE will create an online data base for Native Best Practices.
- PIE will bring together a network of Native educators to assemble and continuously update Best Practices information."
According to the site: "American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society."