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Multicultural literature is defined as "all books about people and their individual or group experiences within a particular culture, including mainstream cultures."
- Short, Kathy G. Essentials of Children's Literature, Chapter 12.

A more concise definition can be found on the (WNDB) website.
"We recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.

*We subscribe to a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental illnesses (this may also include addiction). Furthermore, we subscribe to a social model of disability, which presents disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization.

This page is a work in progress. I want it to be a growing, changing, list of resources available for helping others find resources to help make each child "find themselves within a book."

We Need Diverse Books Campaign Video. Diversity Book Lists & Activities for Teachers and Parents - Multicultural Children's Book Day. Welcome! The following is a downloadable/clickable “List of Lists” designed so that parents, teachers, and caregivers can find the multicultural and diverse book titles for kids that they are in need of. These lists are broken down into easy-to-find topics and themes.

Every blue title is a link to more book lists on that topic. Here are some examples of some of our lists that are in high demand right now: Multicultural Books. Children's Literature. All about multicultural children's books. Identify & Explore Multicultural Picture Books. About WNDB. Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books. Multicultural and Social Justice Books.

Csmcl. ICDL - International Children's Digital Library. Colorín Colorado. Multicultural Books for Children: 60+ Book Lists. Inside: Celebrate diversity and culture with this vast collection of multicultural books for children!

Multicultural Books for Children: 60+ Book Lists

Includes 60+ book lists, from toddlers through big kids. I was dismayed to discover that the number of multicultural books for children that have been published hasn’t increased during the last 18 years. All this despite census data showing 37% of the US population consists of people of color. This graphic is from Lee and Low publishers. Your place for urban children's literature. Picture books that help children. Internationalizing Social Studies. Global Read Webinar SeriesDiverse Books for the K – 12 ClassroomFEBRUARY – JUNE 2020 All webinars are 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST Once a month, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Freeman Book Award, Middle East Book Award, and the South Asia Book Award) will sponsor a 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards.

Internationalizing Social Studies

Each webinar will feature a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom. Please read along with us this spring as we explore the world through these award-winning books. We encourage all readers to join in on the conversations each month and ask the author your own questions live.

Be sure to join the conversation with our webinar hashtag #2020ReadingAcrossCultures. All sessions are free and open to the public. February 26, 2020: Africana Book Award – Africa Access Check out the recorded webinar here.This month’s book award is sponsored by the Africana Book Award. Articles- Why the need for a diverse collection in the Library? The importance of multicultural literature. Australian primary schools are more culturally diverse now than ever before.

The importance of multicultural literature

By including multicultural literature in the school library fiction collection, teacher librarians ensure they provide their students with texts that represent the culturally diverse classrooms and home environments in this country, and those across the globe. With recent global events, it has become increasingly important that students do not become ethnocentric. Exposure to a variety of multicultural literature can assist in breaking down cultural barriers. What value does multicultural literature add to the school library fiction collection? Multicultural literature serves as a powerful tool in enabling students to gain a better understanding of both their own culture and the cultures of others. Diverse Books Means Literature for All. ED468866. What is Multicultural Literature and Why the Importance? Children are like small sponges.

What is Multicultural Literature and Why the Importance?

They absorb everything. Books can have the most significant impact on a child’s mind as it allows them to unleash the full power of their imagination. Reading is among the most enduring influences on shaping a child’s social conscience and world view; therefore, it is essential that a child has access to literature that presents many cultures to them in a positive and encouraging light. These stories can help a child to appreciate not just a stronger understanding of him or herself, but others around them. How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books. How do you know if a children's book you're about to share with your students accurately portrays the culture of its characters?

How to Choose Outstanding Multicultural Books

Are there warning signs to look for? Are there telltale things that mark an outstanding multicultural book? To answer these questions, Scholastic Teacher magazine invited five children's literature specialists to give us their candid advice on selecting books about or related to Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Jews, and Asian Americans. Celebrating Diversity - Recommended Reading - LibGuides at American Library Association. Latino and Hispanic Children's Books. Spanish-Language Literature Resources. Compiled by the Cooperative Children's Book Center Updated: December, 2013 This listing of resources about Spanish-language books for children and teens has been developed in response to the need for Spanish-language materials in schools and libraries.

Spanish-Language Literature Resources

The listing includes the following: Hispanic Heritage Book Lists and Web Resources. Book Lists These book lists and articles showcase Hispanic authors, illustrators, characters, and themes.

Hispanic Heritage Book Lists and Web Resources

Latino & Multicultural Resources - Pat Mora. On this page you'll find links to an extensive list of Latino Authors and Illustrators, resources for serving Latino children and families and more.

Latino & Multicultural Resources - Pat Mora

Sampler of Latino Children's and YA Authors and IllustratorsBrowse the Sampler Publishing for the U.S.Latino PopulationRead now “Nation’s Population One-Third Minority” reads the headline of a news release from the U.S. Census Bureau dated May 10, 2006. The release states that Hispanics are the fastest-growing and largest group at 42.7 million. Aware that the U.S. I’d like to believe that although publishing is a business, many publishers are committed to sharing bookjoy and fostering a nation of readers. Diversity Handout. Latinas for Latino Lit - Accueil. Top 150 Recommended African-American Children’s Books. Children’s book, authors, booksellers, and avid readers contributed their favorite children’s books, published bewteeen 1972 and 2019, to this list.

Top 150 Recommended African-American Children’s Books

We know children and young readers will enjoy most, if not all, of these books, because they have already brought joy to countless children. #ReadingBlackout: Children's Books Written by African American Authors. About the Brown Bookshelf - The Brown Bookshelf. 182 Best African American Children's Books images. Henry's Freedom Box – Google My Maps.