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Stereotypes: Myths and Reality

Use this guide to research cultural, racial, and national stereotypes and strategies to debunk myths of negative stereotypes.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honors in Action topic in 2018-2019 was Transformations: Acknowledging, Assessing, and Achieving Change. Reading children's books from other cultures to children in St. Louis was chosen by Xi Epsilon, Forest Park's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. 

Children's Books from other cultures

Check the following subject headings in the Library Catalog of STLCC Libraries to find children's stories from other cultures.

The following select titles are under different subject headings, so are listed individually:

Celebrations! A book of celebrations which describes holidays and festivals of all major religions and cultures from around the world.

A stork in a baobab tree: An African twelve days of Christmas 

Wangari's trees of peace: A true story from Africa

This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

Strega Nona: An original tale Tomie dePaola.

In this charming Italian variant of ""The Wonderful Porridge Pot,"" a witch's helper named Big Anthony shows off to the villagers by commanding his absent mistress' magic kettle to produce pasta. But, as in other versions, Big Anthony hasn't learned the whole formula for turning the pot off, and the town is almost buried in pasta by the time the witch Strega Nons returns. When the men shout ""String him Up!"" Strega Nons has a better idea: ""The punishment must fit the crime. . . . Start eating!"" And so poor disheveled Big Anthony does, consuming all those rolling waves of spaghetti.

Select titles from STLCC Library Catalog:

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000