Good idea. I've done that when the names of the kids in the picture are evident from the text, and sometimes that itself indicates ethnicity. In the case of Latinos or Hispanics--and I forget which is the preferable term--one has to be careful, because they aren't all Mexican, and those from Central American hate being called Mexican and vice versa, as I learned when working in ESL. Pride of country is important. And I can't tell from appearance what Asian country a person is from. I think the safest thing is a more general term, if names cannot be used. It sounds like your girls are having fun with the project. That's great. G. Cindy --- Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Thanks to everyone for your input on describing > pictures. My group of > girls has scanned several several books for young > children, and we got > bogged down in writing really good descriptions for > the pictures. One > book has a Mexican boy in it, and we didn't know if > we should call him > Latino, Mexican, or just a dark-skinned boy. We > finally realized that we > could just call him by name since it was mentioned > in the book, Duh! > Lol. We've had some adventures, a lot of laughs, and > even a few paper > cuts along the way. > > Monica Willyard > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page. http://www.yahoo.com/r/hs To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.