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Curriculum Collection at Lewis Library: Multicultural/Culturally-Responsive Books

This guide is intended to help students enrolled in the School of Education find resources related to curriculum development.

Multicultural/Culturally-Responsive Books

Other Book Lists

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Fiction and Picture Books

Batchelder Award

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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

Latin American/Latinx

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.

East Indian/South Asian

Individuals with Disabilities



Australia/New Zealand/Oceania

Instructional Strategies

Non-Fiction/Informational Texts

Culturally Responsive STEM Fiction and Non-Fiction

East Asia/Asian-American


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.   

Africa (Sub-Saharan)/African

Middle East and North Africa/Middle Eastern and North African

Chapter Books