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Disrupt Texts Classroom Educator Guide
30 Multicultural Books Every Teen Should Know
This listing introduces 30 essential books and a range of authors for teens. Compiled by Megan Schliesman, Kathleen T. Horning and Merri V. Lindgren. © 2006; updated 2015 Cooperative Children's Book Center
50 Multicultural Books Every Child Should Know
This listing introduces 50 essential books and a range of authors and illustrators for children. Listed by Grade Level. Compiled by Kathleen T. Horning, Carling Febry, Merri T. LIndgren and Megan Schliesman. © 2015, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2001 Cooperative Children's Book Center
Diversity Resources: Multicultural Literature from the Cooperative Children's Book Center
Historically, the CCBC has compiled annual statistics on the number of books published annually by and about people of color and from First/Native Nations. Over the years, we've seen those numbers grow, but multicultural literature--which we define as books "by and about people of color" and from First/Native Nations--still represents a small percentage of the overall number of books published for children and teenagers.
Global Reading: Selected Literature for Children and Teens Set in Other Countries
This bibliography was designed with U.S. readers in mind, so “other countries” refers to countries other than the United States. Compiled by Megan Schliesman. © 2013; 2007 Cooperative Children's Book Center; updated annually.
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families
This listing of picture books featuring interracial families is updated annually. Compiled by Kathleen T. Horning. © 2006, 1996 Cooperative Children's Book Center; updated annually.
Rhyme and Reason: Multicultural Rhyming Books for All Children
This list of trade books for young children offers early care providers and teachers suggestions of well-written rhyming picture books that incorporate rhyme, as well as poetry and rhyme collections including and beyond Mother Goose. In addition to emphasizing the importance of rhyme, this list emphasizes the importance of books that are culturally diverse. Some books on this list contain significant multicultural content; others are simply inclusive, with illustrations showing diverse characters or characters whose heritage is open to interpretation. Compiled by Megan Schliesman. © 2013 Cooperative Children's Book Center.
We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Our aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
Where to Find Diverse Books
A non-exhaustive list of sources for diverse books compiled by weneeddiversebooks.org
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Fiction and Picture Books
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The Batchelder Award is given to the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a language other than English in a country other than the United States, and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States.
Carter G. Woodson Book Award
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In 1974, National Council for the Social Studies established the Carter G. Woodson Book Award for the most distinguished social science books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States. The purpose of this award is to encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social science books for young readers that treat topics related to ethnic minorities and relations sensitively and accurately.
Native American/First Nations
Pura Belpre Awards
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The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, an ALA affiliate.
Individuals with Disabilities
Hue Boy by
Call Number: Lewis Curriculum Collection (6th Floor) PZ 7 .M6948 Hu 1993
Into the River by
Call Number: Lewis Library Curriculum Collection (6th Floor) PZ7.1.D388 In 2016
Culturally Responsive STEM Fiction and Non-Fiction
Coretta Scott King Awards
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The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. The award commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honors his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.
Middle East and North Africa/Middle Eastern and North African