Multicultural children's books can often act as books that help to build global awareness.
"...Global awareness is a conceptual understanding of global and cultural perspectives with social, political, economic, cultural and environmental components. Global awareness is key to the understanding of commonalities and differences among people." [Source]
To discover books that help students build global awareness:
1. Start with a keyword search using terms like:
2. You can also isolate a specific aspect of a culture that you would like to explore, or you can search more broadly with a keyword search for a country, ethnicity, or geographic region (keyword search for Japan or Japanese, Vietnam/Vietnamese for example).
Always remember to limit your search to the TMC
3. If you find a book that you like, look at the subject headings that are used in the catalog and click on them for more books within that subject.
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