Italian-American Folklore

Italian-American Folklore

Frances M. Malpezzi (author)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874835335

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Description

Italian-Americans compose one of the largest ethnic groups in the United States.Unfortunately, they have often been portrayed negatively in fiction and film based on stereotypes that are not borne out among the immigrant population. These entertaining stories highlight a rich cultural heritage that has often been neglected.

Reading Level
Lexile
1300L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Z
ATOS
10.1
DRA
80
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books Cultural/Diversity Legends & Myths
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Language Arts
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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