Annotated Bibliography (without the annotations)

Here’s the list of 25 books I came up with for Multicultural Education. If you remember, the assignment was to pick 25 books that focus on traditionally under-represented populations, and were appropriate for ages 10-18. It gets turned in tonight, so I should know by next week what my professor thinks of the list, but I think I did a good job, considering the breadth of “Social Studies” (ancient history, world history, current events, economics, politics and government, psychology, sociology, anthropology, archaeology – several of those I skipped, or at least didn’t intentionally pick books that focused on them).

  • Achebe, Chinua. Things Fall Apart: A Novel. 1994.
  • Aguilar-Moreno, Manuel. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World. 2007.
  • Alvarez, Julia. Before We Were Free. 2004.
  • Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. 1990.
    • Alternate (not on list, but I had to read it for another class): Singh, Khushwant. Train to Pakistan. 1994.
  • Bales, Kevin. Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy. 1999.
  • California Historical Society. Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience. 2000.
    • Alternate: Wakatsuki Houston, Jeanne. Farewell to Manzanar. 1983.
  • Colman, Penny. Rosie the Riveter: Working Women on the Home Front in World War II. 1998.
  • Ferriss, Susan. The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement. 1998.
  • Flood, Josephine. The Original Australians: Story of the Aboriginal People. 2007.
  • Freedman, Russell. Children of the Great Depression. 2005.
  • Gruzinski, Serge. The Aztecs: Rise and Fall of an Empire. 1992.
  • Hamermesh, Daniel S. Economics is Everywhere. 2005.
    • Alternate: Coyle, Diane. Sex, Drugs and Economics: An Unconventional Intro to Economics. 2004.
  • Jiang, Ji-li. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution. 2008.
    • Alternate: Min, Anchee. Red Azalea. 1999.
  • Kehoe, Alice Beck. America Before the European Invasions. 2002.
  • Kerber, Linda K. Women’s America: Refocusing the Past. 2003.
  • King Jr, Dr. Martin Luther. Why We Can’t Wait. 2000.
  • Le, Samantha. Little Sister Left Behind. 2007.
  • Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. 1992.
  • Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. 2004.
  • Park, Linda Sue. When My Name Was Keoko. 2004,
  • Philip, Neil. The Great Circle: A History of the First Nations. 2006.
  • Takaki, Ronald. A Different Mirror: A History of Multiracial America. 1994.
  • Ung, Loung. First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers. 2000.
  • Yang, Kao Kalia. The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. 2008.
  • Zia, Helen. Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People. 2001.

I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on this list. What did I forget? (Remembering that we weren’t supposed to include traditionally taught or focused on, so yes there’s nothing on Europe or the Cold War, etc. This is meant to be a supplemental list, and just a starting point.) What would you add? Have you read any of the above? Other thoughts?

One Reply to “Annotated Bibliography (without the annotations)”

  1. Kelly! I thought you got cold feet on me girl. 🙂

    I didn’t want to bother about the veil because I figured you just got busy. *Hint* This could still be your easy out ya know. But if you still want to do it, I’d be more than happy to send you a check for the supplies. Email me. twstdtink(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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