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Children's Literature

Children and youth literature written in English about the Andes is limited. More books and authors are needed in this area. Below is a list of a few titles that explore indigenous cultures, migration, and Latino identity in the Americas.


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Columbus Metropolitan Library Sources

The Columbus Metropolitan Library offers many research tools for free with a public library card.  

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The following sources are recommended:

Biography in Context: Biographical profiles are available on El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Manco Capac , Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui, Manco Inca Yupanqui, Túpac Amarú, andTopa Inca Yupanqui, among other important Andean and South American individuals.

CultureGrams: Cultural reference database includes a comprehensive country profile, maps, recipes, information about famous people, interviews, demographic and cultural custom information. Search for "Ecuador" and "Peru"

ExploraFind news, academic journals, biographies, videos, reports, and encyclopedic entries. *Also select the "for educators" tab to find lesson plans on the Andes by typing keywords "

Science Online: Explore the geographic and geological elements of the Andes including Andes Mountains, South American geology, highland climate, chinchilla, etc. To find all available sources search "Andes." 

World Book Kids' Encyclopedia:  Find information on the Andes including the Inca, Animals from South America (see "World of Animals"). World Book is also available in Spanish.

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