"Multiculturalism" is defined by ALA as the co-existence of diverse cultures, where culture includes racial, religious, or cultural groups and is manifested in customary behaviors, cultural assumptions and values, patterns of thinking, and communicative styles. Within the umbrella term of multiculturalism there are 4 groups including National Minorities (ie. peoples from a specific country), Immigrants (ie. peoples new to the country), Refugees (persons seeking asylum) and Migrant workers (ie. peoples passing through for work). Current Multiculturalism can include peoples of various sexual orientation too tho it often is a thin line between that and Diversity. The main concept is to value peoples of every race, creed and color.
This tabbed box offers Juvenile books that showcase a variety of family situations. This is not an exhaustive list and only highlights some of the books available at the UCS Upstate Library.
Family Diversity refers to the many different ways a family is created whether the traditional Mother, Father and Child(ren) or the nontraditional Mother, Mother and Child(ren) or Children raised by Aunts, Grandparents or Foster Parents.
This box looks at books with topics of Physical and Mental Disabilities / Impairments. Each tab represents a different disability or impairment and offers a few books, and suggestions to subject terms.