School Counselor Center
Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Multicultural Counseling

 

BOOKS

Title:  Cultural Pluralism on Campus
Author 1: Cheatham, Harold E.
Author 2:
Publisher: American College Personnel Association
Date:  1991
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6301

Summary: This text challenges college student personnel and human development specialists to initiate cultural pluralism on campus.  The author and thirteen other scholar/practitioners explain why developing diversity programs is vital to the future of higher education.  They provide practical information on how to design effective programs and assess new and existing strategies that promote cultural pluralism.  There are special chapters on training residence hall staff, confronting racial violence on campus, serving students with disabilities and reforming academic standards for student athletes. 

(Grades 7-12)

   

Title:  Portraits in Black (Activity Book for Grades 4-7)
Author 1: Metcalf, Doris Hunter
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1990
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Workbook
Call Number: M6302

Summary: Portraits in Black:  Exploring the Achievements of Black Americans is a resource book of information and related reproducible activity sheets designed to better acquaint students with the contributions and achievements of black Americans.  Each of the twelve units contains biographical information followed by a variety of activity sheets that reinforce writing, thinking and reading comprehension in these twelve walks of life:  inventors, leaders, writers, artists, doctors, scientists, politicians, lawyers, judges, cowboys, explorers and settlers, and pioneers and educators.  Complete answer key is included. 

(Grades 4-7)

 

Title:  Portraits of Asian-Pacific Americans (Activity Book for Grade 4-8)
Author 1: Steidl, Kim Sakamoto
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Workbook
Call Number: M6303

Summary: This activity book features the achievements of Asian-Pacific Americans.  This resource acknowledges the diverse regional, historical and cultural backgrounds that make up the Asian-Pacific American experience.  Biographical sketches, language arts activities, geography and history are included in each unit.  The book promotes a greater understanding of both the similarities and differences of fellow Americans. 

(Grades 4-8)

 

Title:  Portraits of Mexican Americans (Activity Book for Grades 4-8)
Author 1: Perez, Theresa
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Workbook
Call Number: M6304

Summary: This book explores the lives of over fifteen individuals and groups of Mexican Americans and their special contributions to our society.  Pio Pico, Cesar Chavez, the migrants, Ruben Salazar, George Sanchez and the vaqueros (cowboys) are all part of this resource.  Each unit contains biographical/historical information followed by a variety of reproducible activity sheets that reinforce writing, cooperative learning, thinking and reading comprehension skills. 

(Grades 4-8)

 

Title:  Women in History (Activity Book for Grades 4-8)
Author 1: Aten, Jerry
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple Inc.
Date:  1986
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Workbook
Call Number: M6306

Summary: This book was designed to provide a starting point for students who will want to get truly involved in research of the personalities and lifestyles of their favorites.  Each name presented begins with a brief one-page biographical sketch, including background information and the highlights of that person's trip into history.  This is then followed by five thought questions based on an analysis of all that has been read.  Finally, there is a research question that can be used in a variety of ways- for a research project, to encourage further reading or for extra credit. 

(Grades 4-8)

 

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Title:  Understanding Our World Through Geography (Activity Book Gr. 4-8+)
Author 1: Aten, Jerry
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Geography
Format: Workbook
Call Number: M6307

Summary: Reproducible activities that will improve the geography skills of middle grade students and help them to better understand the shrinking world in which we live.  Reading maps, discovering how people interact with their environment and becoming familiar with geography concepts are the main focus.  Students explore the causes, concerns and solutions to today's ecological problems.  They are placed into situations where they must think about the implications of their own actions and what kind of imprint they will someday leave behind. 

(Grades 4-8+)

 

Title:  Challenges of Cultural and Racial Diversity to Counseling (Vol. 2)
Author 1: Gonzalez, Gerardo M. (Ed.)
Author 2: Alvarado, Isaura (Ed.) & Segrera, Alberto (Ed.)
Publisher: Amer. Assoc. for Counseling and Development
Date:  1993
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6309

Summary: The mission of this monograph is to examine the challenges posed by the increasingly diverse Spanish-speaking populations located throughout the Americas.  An attempt is made to clarify the roles of helping professionals as mediators and advocates for persons of Latino/Hispanic origin, with particular attention to ethnic/cultural identification and within-group differences.  An effort is made to consider the contribution that indigenous practices make to counseling in Latin America and the social and economic consequences of majority-minority relations in both Latin American and North American cultures.  This monograph was derived from the second International Conference of ACA in Mexico City in June 1990. 

(Grade K-12)

 

Title:  Helping Homeless People:  Unique Challenges & Solutions
Author 1: Solomon, Clemmie (Ed.)
Author 2: Jackson-Jobe, Peggy (Ed.)
Publisher: Amer. Assoc. for Counseling and Development
Date:  1992
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6310

Summary: This publication is designed to provide a general but practical guide for educators, counselors, social workers, and related human development professionals to gain a detailed awareness and understanding of homelessness.  Corollary to this purpose, information is provided to assist those who work with homeless people in making their efforts more effective and meaningful. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Working with Culture
Author 1: Vargas, Luis A. (Ed.)
Author 2: Koss-Chioino, Joan D. (Ed.)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Date:  1992
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6311

Summary: This text presents culturally responsive psychotherapeutic interventions for specific problems commonly experienced by ethnic minority youth.  Each chapter offers case examples, along with a strong clinical how-to approach for dealing with problems such as cross-racial foster care, gang involvement, child abuse and substance abuse.  From showing how socialization can be used as a tool in treating African American children, to describing how play therapy can help in the exploration of cultural issues with Hispanic American children, the authors provide an in-depth look at the more practical aspects of treating ethnic minority youth. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title: Because of the Kids -- Facing Racial and Cultural Differences in Schools
Author 1: Obidah, Jennifer E.
Author 2: Teel, Karen Manheim
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Date: 2001
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6313

Summary: Over the next decade, school districts throughout the United States will need to hire more than 2 million teachers; in many places, shortages are already acute.  The teacher crisis is an will continue to be particularly critical in city districts that have historically suffered a shortage of qualified teachers an routinely fill vacancies with unlicensed substitutes.  The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future reported in 1998, for example, that students in schools where more than half of their peers were of color were over four times more likely to have unqualified teachers than those in schools with fewer than 10 percent students of color.  Few education graduates express a desire for placements in such schools, and most that teach in them leave after just a few years.  Simply put, while all students deserve well-qualified and effective teachers, students of color are least likely to have them.

 

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Title: Walking the Color Line -- The Art and Practice of Anti-Racist Teaching
Author 1: Perry, Mark
Author 2:
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Date: 2000
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6314

Summary: Teaching for social justice might be thought of as a kind of popular education --of, by, and for the people -- something that lies at the heart of education in a democracy, education toward a more vital, more muscular democratic society.  It can propel us toward action, away from complacency, reminding us of the powerful commitment, persistence, bravery, and triumphs of our justice-seeking forebears -- women and men who sought to build a world that worked for us all.  Abolitionists, suffragettes, labor organizers, civil rights activists:  Without them, liberty would today be slighter, poorer, weaker -- the American flag wrapped around an empty shell -- a democracy of form and symbol over substance.

 

Title: The Light in Their Eyes -- Creating Multicultural Learning Communities
Author 1: Nieto, Sonia
Author 2:
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Date: 1999
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6315

Summary: The nation's deepening ethnic texture, interracial tension and conflict, and the increasing percentage of students who speak a first language other than English make multicultural education an imperative as we enter a new century.  The 1990 Census indicated that one of every four Americans is a person of color.  About one of every three Americans will be a person of color by the turn of the century.

 

Title: Con Respeto -- Bridging the Distances Between Culturally Diverse Families and Schools
Author 1: Guadalupe Valdes
Author 2:
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Date: 1996
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6316

Summary: Con Respeto explores the quandary of well-meaning educators and policy-makers who care, who want solutions, and who are willing to experiment with immigrant lives and family values in order to give the "gift" of American dreams to Mexican/American children.  But with her heart and mind of two worlds, Guadalupe Valdes, noted linguist and educator, locates her analysis inside the ordinary, hardworking, inner world of families in Las Fuentes.  When the mothers speak, their voices leave no doubt of the immediacy and clarity of their dreams.  They want respect from their children and compassion and care toward the extended family;  they want their children to grow up to be hard workers like themselves, who will live nearby and who can be counted on when their parents grow old.

 

Title: Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria
Author 1: Tatum, Beverly Daniel Ph.D.
Author 2:
Publisher: Basic Books
Date: 1997
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Racial Identity
Format: Text
Call Number: M6317

Summary: Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black youth seated together in the cafeteria. What is going on here? Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix, or a coping strategy we should support? How can we get passed our reluctance to talk about racial issues? With a compelling new introduction by the author, "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" provides us with a new framework for thinking about race.

 

Title: Diversity Consciousness
Author 1: Richard D. Bucher
Author 2:
Publisher: Upper Saddle River
Date: 2000
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6320

Summary: The author has written a text that sensitizes the reader to diversity issues and links the development of our diversity consciousness to our personal success.

 

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Title: Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and the Early Grades
Author: Teaching Tolerance Project
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 1997
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6324

Summary: This text is to be used in conjunction with the video Teaching Tolerance. Call number M6325). This text includes information pertaining to diversity related issues and activities to be incorporated into the classroom.

 

Title: Cultural Diversity and Social Skills Instruction: Understanding Ethnic and Gender Differences
Author: Gwendolyn Cartledge
Author 2: JoAnne Fellows Milburn
Publisher: Research Press
Date: 1996
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6328

Summary: This book is a useful reference in working with many minority groups, including Asian American, African American, Native American, and Hispanic American.  The book provides philosophical influences, common family structure, school environment, cultural influences on children's values and social skills, identity and self-concept, peer relationships, how to reach them through teaching styles (direct instruction, cooperative learning, etc), the role of parents, and comparisons to Western culture for each minority group.

 

Title: Raspberries! An American Tale of Cooperation
Author: Mary Newell DePalma
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2006
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6329

Summary: This is a set of 6 identical children's book (ideal for early elementary grades) that teach a lesson about gaining acceptance of those who are different than you. Colorful illustrations and animal characters make these very teachable books.  The set is ideal for a small group opportunity.

 

Title: Rhinos and Raspberries: Tolerance Tales for the Early Grades
Author: Collection of over 10 Contributing Authors
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2006
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6330

Summary: This is a set of six identical children's book (ideal for early elementary grades) that teach a lesson about gaining acceptance of those who are different than you. The books are an anthology of very short stories that speak to diversity issues for the early grades. Colorful illustrations and animal characters make these very teachable books.  The set is ideal for a small group opportunity.

  

Title: Rhinos and Raspberries: Tolerance Tales for the Early Grades (Teacher's edition)
Author: Collection of over 10 Contributing Authors
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2006
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: M6331

Summary: This is the teacher's edition that accompanies the two previous boxed sets.  This book has all of the same stories featured in the children's versions, and it also has discussion questions, lesson plans, and small group activity suggestions.

  

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VIDEOS

Title:  Kids and Race:  Working it Out
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Inc.
Date:  1985
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: M6305

Summary: Kids and Race: Working it Out is a result of a news special that interviewed students in the Boston schools.  The goal of the  interviews was to explore students' thoughts and experiences on racism and prejudice.  Strategies are provided for students and counselors to work through feelings and the effects of racism. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Prejudice:  Answering Children's Questions
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: MPI Home Video
Date:
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: M6312

Summary: Peter Jennings hosts this ABC News Special on Prejudice:  Answering Children's Questions.  Jane Elliot, an elementary teacher from Iowa, uses her Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes experiment to teach and educate children about the effects of prejudice. 

(Grades K-12)

  

Title: The Way Home
Author 1: Butler, Shakti
Author 2:
Publisher: World Trust
Date: 1998
Categories:
Format: Video
Call Number: M6318

Summary: Over the course of eight months, 64 women, representing a cross-section of cultures in America, came together to share their experiences of oppression through the lens of race. Separated into eight ethnic councils the women explore their stories of identity, oppression, and resistance. It is the intention of World Trust to use this video as a catalyst for powerful learning, healing and transformation.

  

Title: Spirit of the Dawn
Author 1: Heidi Schmidt
Author 2:
Publisher: New Day Films
Date:
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: M6319

Summary: This video explores the dramatic changes in Native American education from the boarding schools of the past, where children were beaten for speaking their language in school, to the more culturally sensitive classrooms of today.

 

Title: Mighty Times: The Children's March
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2005
Categories: Tolerance, Multicultural
Format: Includes 40 min. video and teacher's guide
Call #: M6322

Summary: This video tells the story of how young people of Birmingham , AL , braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees. Their heroism moved President Kennedy to introduce the Civil Right Act of 1964, a key piece of federal legislation that transformed not just the South, but the entire nation.

 

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Title: Starting Small: Teaching Children Tolerance
Author: Teaching Tolerance Project
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 1997
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: M6325

Summary: This video is to be used in conjunction with the text Starting Small: Teaching Tolerance in Preschool and the Early Grades. (Call number M6324). This video describes diversity in America and begins with interviewing children about differences among individuals. (58 minutes)

 

Title: Rita's Stories
Author: Rita Pierson
Publisher: aha! Process, Inc,
Date: 2002
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Supplemental Text to Teaching
Format: Videos
Call Number: M6326

Summary: In these videos, Rita F. Pierson, Ed.D. presents various stories pertaining to her memorable experiences with her own students and their families. These entertaining and humorous videos include 2 tapes, each running between 20-30 minutes. Modules within these videos includes an overview and key points, resources for success, the role of language and story, family structure, hidden rules among classes, discipline, building relationships, and working with parents.

 

Title: Stand and Deliver
Author 1: Menendez, Ramon
Author 2: Musca, Tom
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Date: 1988
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: M6327

Summary: This video stars Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Philips. In Stand and Deliver, a math teacher at East Los Angeles' Garfield High refuses to write off his inner-city students as losers. He pushes, wheedles, needles, threatens and inspires 18 kids who were struggling with fractions and long division to become math whizzes. The film's exhilarating ending is even more astonishing because it's true. (103 minutes)

 

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KITS

Title: The Shadow of Hate: A History of Intolerance in America
Author 1: Charles Guggenheim
Author 2:
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 1995
Categories: Tolerance, Multicultural
Format: Includes 40 min. video, teacher's guide, and 128p. text titled Us and Then
Call #: M6321

Summary: This video-and-text kit gives teachers a chance to educate students about the importance of tolerance in democracy. The stories told in the text and video describe events in our history in which intolerance arose from the fear and suspicion and anger of ordinary people. But they will also learn about the hope and heroism that true moral conviction inspires. The hope is that these lessons will challenge students to examine their own lives.

  

Title: I Will be Your Friend: Songs and Activities for Young Peacemakers
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2003
Categories: Tolerance, Multicultural, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Includes song/activity book and CD of songs
Call #: M6323

Summary: The goal of this book and CD was to honor the diversity we find here at home - not so much by including songs about diversity, but by ranging as far and wide as possible in musical styles and sources. The resulting collection encompasses rap, folk, jazz, gospel, show tunes, spoken word, and traditional song. Included are learnable, singable songs in languages from numerous immigrant communities, as well as several of the indigenous languages spoken in North America today. There are songs of welcome, friendship, caring, courage - and many other dimensions of life in community.

 

Title: A Place at the Table: Struggles for Equality in America
Author: (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2000
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Kit
Call Number: M6332

Summary: This kit includes a 40 minute documentary film (VHS), a 144 page text designed to supploment a U.S. history textbook, a teacher's guide with discussion starters, writing assignments, and project ideas, and information about how this kit supports your state's content standards.  It spans three centuries to show how individuals and groups have toppled barriers in education, transportation, voting, employment, housing and other areas to become full participants in our democracy. This kit is designed for grades 8-12.

 

Title: I Will Be Your Friend: Songs and Activities for Young Peacemakers
Author: (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2003
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Song Book and CD
Call Number: M6333

Summary: This is a songbook that includes 26 songs that speak to diversity and teach important lessons about having tolerance. After the music for a song is given, information about the song and songwriter is also provided. The songbook is accompanied by a CD and suggested activities for each song.

 

Title: America's Civil Rights Movement: Complete Teaching Package in Text and Video
Author: (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2005
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Kit
Call Number: M6334

Summary: This kit includes a documentary short film called "A Time For Justice" (VHS), a text called "Free At Last:, and a teacher's guide with standards-based lessons for social studies and language arts classrooms for grades 6 and up.  Through the contents of this kit, your students will learn about the individuals who struggled and sometimes died so that our nation could fulfill the promise of its democracy.

 

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Title: Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks
Author: (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2002
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Kit
Call Number: M6335

Summary: This kit includes a 40 minute film (VHS), a viewer's guide with discussion starters, writing assignments, and project ideas for students in the middle and upper grades, and information about how this kit supports content standards in social studies and language arts classrooms.  This kit revisits a familiar historical event and finds new stories that introduce new heroes.  This story also provides a model for young activists who are looking to make a positive change in their own communities.

 

Title: Mighty Times: The Children's March
Author: (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2005
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Kit
Call Number: M6336

Summary: This kit includes a 40 minute documentary film (DVD), a teacher's guide with standards-based lessons for social studies, music, and language arts classes (grades 6 and up), and an evaluation form. This video tells the story of how young people of Birmingham, Alabama, braved fire hoses and police dogs in 1963 and brought segregation to its knees.  This moved President Kennedy to introduce the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

 

Title: One Survivor Remembers
Author: (a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center)
Publisher: Teaching Tolerance
Date: 2005
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Kit
Call Number: M6337

Summary: This kit includes a 39 minute film (DVD), an envelope of primary documents (photographs, government papers, letters, postcards, and maps from Gerda Weissmann Klein's personal archives), a 50 page teacher's guide with standards-based lesson plans, a 40 page resource booklet with Holocaust timelines and research project ideas, and an evaluation form.

 

Title: Walk This Way - Exploring Tolerance, Diversity, and Difference
Author and Designer: Elizabeth Hoover
Editor: Anson Schloat
Illustrations: Lauren Edwards and Beth Hollen
Video Produced and Directed by: Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio
Publisher: Human Relations Media
Date: 1999
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Video and Activity Sheets
Call Number: M6340

Summary: Walk This Way is a DVD and activity sheets designed to help educators meet the challenges of tolerance education.  Each video gives students concrete connections to the subject matter, as stories of discrimination are told through the eyes of young people. Activity sheets reinforce the themes presented inteh videos, expanding on a variety of tolerance-related topics.

 

Title: BaFa' BaFa' : A Cross Culture Simulation
Author: R. Garry Shirts
Publisher: Simulation Training Systems
Date: 1977
Categories: Multicultural Counseling
Format: Kit
Call Number: M6341

Summary: This kit includes: an instructor's manual; a Beta culture guide; an Alpha CD-ROM; a Beta CD-ROM; 3 sheets each of Tibber, Blimmer and Stipper cards; 4 Alpha badges; 4 Beta badges; 9 sheets of orange trading cards; 6 sheets each of blue, green, red, white, and yellow trading cards; and 1 bag of colored chips. The purpose of the simulation is to help participants understand the ways in which people who belong to different cultures, organizations or groups can learn about one another.

 

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GAMES

Title: Yan-Kolaba - A Teamwork Game Rooted in Africa
Author: Emmanuel Ngomsi, Ph.D.
Publisher: Universal Highways, Inc.
Date: 2001
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Instructional Video, Booklet, Audiocassette, Sheet Music, and Playing Pieces
Call Number: M6338

Summary: Yan-Kolaba is a team building game whose roots reach back to Africa.  In the typical African village, adults and children, males and females do not usually get to play games together. Yan-Kolaba is the only social game that gathers persons of all ages, genders, and physical abilities around the same circle.  Use it to teach respect, tolerance, trust, responsibility and leadership, unity and teamwork, in a fun and relaxed environment.

 

Title: Yan-Kolaba - A Teamwork Game Rooted in Africa
Author: Emmanuel Ngomsi, Ph.D.
Publisher: Universal Highways, Inc.
Date: 2001
Categories: Multicultural Counseling, Tolerance, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Extra pads and blocks for game
Call Number: M6339

Summary: This box just has extra pads and blocks if you are wanting to use the above game with a larger group.

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