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Children’s Book Review/AnalysisRead one of the following children’s books: (Substitutes are not negotiable.)
Crew, Linda.  Children of the River
bookI attached below,
 Paperback editions of these books are available from local bookstores and in community libraries.  REMEMBER WHEN WRITING TO PARAPHRASE IDEAS USING OWN WORDS. PLAGIARISM IS THE COPY OF OTHER’S WORDS. (ANY PLAGIARISM IS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND CAN HAVE EXTREME CONSEQUENCES). SO, YOU MUST PROVIDE INPUT ABOUT THE BOOK FROM YOUR OWN VIEWPOINT AND WORDS. BY USING THE GUIDELINE BELOW, THIS WILL HELP YOU WRITE IN YOUR OWN WORDS.Submit a two- to three-page reaction paper  
Guiding ideas and focus questions:Your reflective analysis should be associated with a compare and contrast of your perspective on U.S. history as presented by you in your classes from elementary through college. Utilize notes and ideas from Rethinking, Bennett, etc. Thus, you analysis should contain quotes and other textual evidence from the reading as well as personal examples (connections) to illustrate your points. Here are some guiding questions: In what ways did the book illustrate some of the concepts we have been discussing in class?  How was the child’s ethnic identity affected?  What cultural conflicts existed between the characters?  What types of racism were evident?  Did this book give you a different point of view?  (Multiple perspectives?)  How did the historical perspective (from a minority viewpoint impact your thinking about that group today?  Would you use this book (with older students)?  Why or why not?
Be sure to include important terms such as:  assimilation-acculturation, voluntary/involuntary minorities, ethnic identity, racism (individual and institutional), culture conflicts (values, beliefs other cultural patterns), stereotyping, white privilege, multiple perspectives, and high to low context cultures.