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Becoming an Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion. What Is Diversity and Inclusion?

Becoming an Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are about recognizing, respecting and valuing differences based on gender, race, skin color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, physical ability, and sexual orientation. This also encompasses an infinite range of individual characteristics and experiences, such as communication style, career path, political views, educational background, geographic location, income level, military experience, marital status, parental status and other variables that influence personal perspectives.

This kaleidoscope of life, work and cultural experiences — our individual uniqueness — causes each of us to view situations, opportunities and challenges through a different lens, resulting in different ways of thinking and making choices. Homogeneity may adversely affect behavior. In addition to understanding the business case for diversity, we should also be looking at the case against homogeneity. Why Diversity? Resources 1. 2. Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens - National School Library Standards. To aid school librarians in nurturing inclusive learning communities, AASL tasked a 2019 ALA Emerging Leaders team with developing a guide of reflection activities and resources based on the Include Shared Foundation in the National School Library Standards.

Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens - National School Library Standards

The Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens Activity Guide uses scenarios, activities, and resources to help learners and school librarians alike seek balanced perspectives, global learning, empathy, tolerance, and equity to support inclusive environments within and beyond the four walls of the school library. An infographic and applied framework further support application of these materials in professional development and instructional settings. This guide is a great example to any practitioner of how the AASL Standards can be used as a lens to address ANY school library issue! Resource Guide | Applied Framework | Infographic. Best Books 2020. Worlds of Words. By Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH As 2020 comes to an end, I wanted to review the books on the “World of Words Recommends” list as a way to reconsider great books we might have missed while addressing what can only be considered an unprecedented year.

Worlds of Words

It has been a memorable and challenging year, and it would be unfortunate to miss these notable books. Over the next few weeks, I will address small batches of these books in different ways, but this week is the time to look at them as a whole group. We had 11 recommendations this year, with a mixture of novels and picturebooks that would meet the interests of so many readers. When you have some time, find your way to these books. Anti-Racist Book Lists and Resources. Recent acts of racism have again made visible the societal structures and norms that set different standards for white people and people of color.

Anti-Racist Book Lists and Resources

The systemic problems evident in the harassment of Asians/Asian Americans due to COVID-related hate and the continuing acts of violence experienced by Black people at the hands of white people make clear the need for change. Too often in the past, each cycle of violence and protests have led to forgetting, rather than real change. In response to the recent events of racism and protest, many resources and book lists are being posted by various organizations as a first step in working towards antiracist action.

Here are some resources that seem particularly helpful in reading for change and developing a stance of anti-racism. 1. 2. 3. 4. We Need Diverse Books – Reading While White. Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented 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.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking ( REFORMA), an ALA affiliate. The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore. The award is now given annually. It was given as a biennial award from 1996 through 2008. 2016 Publication! Explore the Belpré Resource Center. Schneider Family Book Award. About the Schneider Family Book Award The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.Click here for the Schneider Family Book Award Manual (PDF)Bibliography of Children's Books about the Disability Experience (pdf) Administered by: Young Children Winner 2020 Winner(s)

Association of Jewish Libraries - Sydney Taylor Book Award. The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.

Association of Jewish Libraries - Sydney Taylor Book Award

Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. Gold medals are presented in three categories: Younger Readers, Older Readers, and Teen Readers. Honor Books are awarded silver medals, and Notable Books are named in each category. To order gold or silver seals to place on your own copies of winning titles, please contact the Chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, Rebecca Levitan. Tomás Rivera Book Award : Texas State University. Middle East Book Award, given by the Middle East Outreach Council - Middle East Outreach Council. Literature Awards » Asian Pacific American Librarians Association. Arab American Book Awards. We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2019 Arab American Book Awards, honoring books published in 2018, in the categories of Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly/Academic, Non-Fiction - Memoir/Creative, Poetry and Children/Young Adult.

Arab American Book Awards

The deadline to submit a book for consideration is March 1, 2019. 27th Annual Children’s Africana Book Awards – Africa Access. Best Book for Young Children Sing to the Moon.

27th Annual Children’s Africana Book Awards – Africa Access

Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl and Sandra Van Doorn (illus.). London, Lantana Publishing / Minneapolis, Lerner (U. S. distributor), 2018. For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. Outstanding International Books List - USBBY. Welcome to the (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award home page.

The Batchelder Award is awarded to a United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originating in a country other than the United States and in a language other than English and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States during the preceding year.

Welcome to the (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award home page

When bullies destroy his fort, Rusty dons superhero garb to seek revenge. Adopting the alter-ego moniker “Brown,” he gives one bully’s bike a new coat of paint, beginning a whirling series of nocturnal adventures that cement new friendships and growing acceptance of the loss of his beloved grandfather. Hans Christian Andersen Awards: IBBY official website. The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books.

Hans Christian Andersen Awards: IBBY official website

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards. 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. NEW CSK BLOG: Follow the latest news and information from CSK on the brand new CSK Blog! To learn more, visit Look back at our 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards from 2019. Volunteer for a CSK Committee. Rainbow Book Lists « Rainbow Book List.

Americas Award @ CLASP, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs. Multicultural Literature. All children deserve books in which they can see themselves and the world in which they live reflected. American Indian Youth Literature Award - American Indian Library Association. American Indians in Children's Literature - Home.

AICL's Best Books of 2020. This is the time of the year when annual "Best of" booklists come out. AICL has published our own Best Books lists for many years now. We like to make sure teachers have those suggestions as they think about what to bring into their classrooms. And as the winter holidays approach, we want families to know what's new and good in books with Native content, that they can give to the young people in their lives. The year 2020 has been difficult for us at AICL. We've only been able to create 38 posts. In not posting reviews for all books on our Best Books list, we realize we are asking you to trust us but we hope that 15 years of work on AICL demonstrates that our assessments are careful and attentive to children and how they may be impacted by the Native content in a book.

Stonewall Book Awards. About The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience. About the Brown Bookshelf - The Brown Bookshelf. Latinxs in Kid Lit. The Amelia Bloomer Book List. The Jane Addams Peace Association. - Cynthia Leitich Smith. I'm Your Neighbor Books: Immigration Children's Literature. #DiverseBookBloggers Directory. 100 Story Reviews (Daniel Brount) I am a recent college graduate from Ball State University. I am hoping to get a job in the book publishing industry to help push for more diverse literature.

I identify as gay. With a focus on diverse lit, this blog includes book reviews and posts about young adult lit, fantasy, sci-fi, and memoir. Of the diverse lit on the blog, a large portion of it is about LGBTQ characters to represent my own voice. Diversity, Equity And Justice. Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity. Independent Book Publisher. Publishers , Blogs & Book Lists – Equity in the Library. Children's Bilingual Books & Multicultural Audio Books. Identify & Explore Multicultural Picture Books. Does My Collection Reflect My Community? Diversity in the School Library. Shannon McClintock: Welcome, everybody, to our Future Ready Librarian Webinar.

I’m so excited for our April webinar. And as you know, my name is Shannon McClintock Miller. I am the district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School in Iowa and the Future Ready Librarians Spokesperson. Unmaking the White Default. 10 Ways to Support ELLs in the School Library. The school library is an important resource for English language learners. It may be the first place many students and their families get experience using a lending library. What can school librarians do to show ELLs that libraries are welcoming places of entertainment and enrichment?