Fifteen units focus on authors who speak about their ethnic heritage through their books and those who write or illustrate multicultural materials. Each unit includes a full-size photograph and a brief biography containing bits of background information that will fascinate students. Activities that reinforce the multicultural theme and bibliographies of related books and films are also featured. Ideal for the media center and the integrated curriculum. Grades 1-6.
SHARRON L. MCELMEEL, an adjunct instructor at Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is a long-time educator and library media specialist who has built a national reputation in the area of children's literature and is an often requested conference speaker. She was named Iowa Reading Teacher of the Year in 1987 and was nominated as Iowa's Teacher of the Year in 1997.