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A selection of PreK-12 multicultural literature held in the Instructional Materials Center (IMC).
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About the IMC

The Instructional Materials Center supports the mission of the Library and the University. The IMC is essential to the instructional and research needs of students and faculty in programs preparing teachers for PreK-12 schools. The IMC houses educational resources that provide curriculum and instructional experiences for PreK-12 students. These materials are used by educators to develop curricula and lesson plans and may also be used in actual instructional situations.

The IMC is located on the third floor of Morris Library.

The IMC Office is open Monday – Friday from 1-5pm. Assistance is available at the third floor Help Desk.



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    A Life Like Mine - Amanda Rayner (Editor)
    Call Number: IMC 305.82 L72 2002; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0789488590
    Publication Date: 2002-10-07
    Looks at what life is like for children of different countries and how each child can fulfill his or her hopes and ambitions no matter how little or much their human rights are infringed.

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    Children from Australia to Zimbabwe - Maya Ajmera; Anna Rhesa Versola
    Call Number: IMC 305.23 A31c 2001; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 1570914788
    Publication Date: 2004-03-01

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    Coming to America - Bernard Wolf (Photographer)
    Call Number: IMC 305.892 W85c 2003; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 1584300868
    Publication Date: 2003-05-01
    Depicts the joys and hardships experienced by a Muslim family that immigrates to New York City from Alexandria, Egypt, in the hope of making a better life life for themselves.

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    Coping in an Interfaith Family - Gwen K. Packard
    Call Number: IMC 306.84 P11c 1993; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0823914526
    Publication Date: 1993-01-01
    Discusses the effects of living in an interfaith family, with an emphasis on the strengthening of spirituality, the promotion of accepting differences, and other positive aspects.

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    Everybody Cooks Rice - Norah Dooley; Peter J. Thornton (Illustrator)
    Call Number: IMC E D6916e; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0876144121
    Publication Date: 1991-01-01
    A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to a variety of cultures through encountering the many different ways rice is prepared at the different households visited.

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    Minorities Today - William Loren Katz
    Call Number: IMC 305.8 K19m 1993; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0811462811
    Publication Date: 1993-01-01
    Discusses the role of minorities and women in American history and society in this century's last decade, focusing on the experiences of Hispanic Americans, new European immigrants, Asian Americans, Native Americans, and others.

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    Rising Voices - Arlene B. Hirschfelder (Editor); Beverly R. Singer (Editor)
    Call Number: IMC 810.8 R59; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0684192071
    Publication Date: 1992-06-30
    A collection of poems and essays in which young Native Americans speak of their identity, their families and communities, rituals, and the harsh realities of their lives.

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    The Double Life of Pocahontas - Jean Fritz; Ed Young (Illustrator)
    Call Number: IMC 92 P73f; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0399210164
    Publication Date: 1983-10-28
    A biography of the famous American Indian princess, emphasizing her life-long adulation of John Smith and the roles she played in two very different cultures.

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    The Serpent's Tongue - Nancy Wood; Paula Gunn Allen; Willa Cather; Frank Hamilton Cushing; Tony Hillerman; Oliver La Farge; Oliver Littlebird
    Call Number: IMC 810.8 S48 1997; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0525455140
    Publication Date: 1997-10-01

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    Voices from the Fields - S. Beth Atkin
    Call Number: IMC 331.5 V88; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0316056332
    Publication Date: 1993-06-01
    Photographs, poems, and interviews with children reveal the hardships and hopes of Mexican American migrant farm workers and their families.

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    We Adopted You, Benjamin Koo - Linda Walvoord Girard; Abby Levine (Editor); Linda Shute (Illustrator)
    Call Number: IMC 362.7 G51w; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0807586943
    Publication Date: 1989-03-01
    Nine-year-old Benjamin Koo Andrews, adopted from Korea as an infant, describes what it's like to grow up adopted from another country.

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    We Came from Vietnam - Muriel Stanek; Ann Fay (Editor); W. Franklin McMahon (Illustrator)
    Call Number: IMC 304.8 S78w 1985; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0807586994
    Publication Date: 1985-01-01
    Text and black-and-white photographs describe the efforts of a Vietnamese refugee family to adjust to life in Chicago.

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    What Are You? - Pearl Fuyo Gaskins (Editor); Pearl Fuyo Gaskins
    Call Number: IMC 305.8 W55 1999; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0805059687
    Publication Date: 1999-06-15
    Many young people of racially mixed backgrounds discuss their feelings about family relationships, prejudice, dating, personal identity, and other issues.

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    Whoever You Are - Mem Fox; Leslie Staub (Illustrator)
    Call Number: IMC 305.8 F79w 1997; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0152007873
    Publication Date: 1997-10-01
    Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.

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    Why Are People Different? - Sue Meredith
    Call Number: IMC 155.2 M55w 1993; Instructional Materials Center, 3rd Floor
    ISBN: 0881106429
    Publication Date: 1993-06-01

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