The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children - References and Resources
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Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Diversity Resources
- “ALSC/Candlewick Press ‘Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved’ Grant” webpage, http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/profawards/candlewicklighttheway
- “Books on Islam for Children and Teens” webpage, http://www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/booklists/islambooks
- El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) Diversity Initiative website, http://dia.ala.org
- “Growing Up around the World: Books as Passports to Global Understanding for Children in the United States” webpage, http://www.ala.org/alsc/compubs/booklists/growingupwrld/GrowingUpAroundWorld
Online Collection Development Resources
- American Indians in Children’s Literature blog, by Debbie Reese, http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com
- The Brown Bookshelf website, by Varian Johnson et al., http://thebrownbookshelf.com
- CBC Diversity website, by Children’s Book Council, http://www.cbcdiversity.com
- De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children blog, by Beverly Slapin et al., http://decoloresreviews.blogspot.com
- Gay-Themed Picture Books for Children blog, by Patricia A. Sarles, http://booksforkidsingayfamilies.blogspot.com/
- International Children’s Digital Library website, by the University of Maryland, http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
- “Multicultural Reading” webpage, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/lit_resources/diversity/multicultural/multi_biblio.html
Awards for Culturally Diverse Children’s Literature
- American Indian Youth Literature Award, sponsored by the American Indian Library Association, http://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/
- Américas Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Latino literature), sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, http://www4.uwm.edu/clacs/aa/index.cfm; http://claspprograms.org/pages/detail/37/Amricas-Book-Award
- Arab American Book Award, sponsored by the Arab American National Museum, http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/bookaward
- Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/literature-awards/
- Carter G. Woodson Book Award (literature depicting ethnicity in the U.S.), sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/woodson
- Coretta Scott King Book Awards (African American literature), sponsored by the American Library Association’s Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/cskbookawards/index.cfm
- Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award (literature depicting children with disabilities), sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, http://daddcec.org/Awards/DollyGrayAwards.aspx
- Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards (literature promoting peace, social justice, world community, and equality of the sexes), sponsored by the Jane Addams Peace Association and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, http://www.janeaddamspeace.org/jacba/
- Middle East Book Awards, sponsored by the Middle East Outreach Council, http://www.meoc.us/meoc/book-awards
- Notable Books for a Global Society (global children’s literature), sponsored by the International Reading Association, http://clrsig.org/nbgs.php
- Outstanding International Books List, sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People, http://www.usbby.org/list_oibl.html
- Pura Belpré Award (Latino literature), sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children and REFORMA, http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal
- Rainbow List (LGBTQ children’s and young adult literature), sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/
- Schneider Family Book Award (literature about children with disabilities), sponsored by Katherine Schneider and the American Library Association, http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/schneider-family-book-award
- South Asia Book Award, sponsored by the South Asia National Outreach Consortium, http://www.sanoc.org/saba.html
- Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award (LGBTQ literature), sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bixecual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/award
- Sydney Taylor Book Award (Jewish literature), sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries, http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/Awards/SydneyTaylorBookAward.aspx
- Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, sponsored by Texas State University’s College of Education, http://www.education.txstate.edu/c-p/Tomas-Rivera-Book-Award-Project-Link.html
Multicultural Children’s Program Resources
- ¡Colorín Colorado! website, by Reading Rockets, http://www.colorincolorado.org/
- “Dai Dai Xiang Chuan: Bridging Generations, a Bag at a Time” webpage, by the Chinese American Librarians Association, http://daidai.cala-web.org/
- Lee y serás® (Read and You Will Be) website, by Scholastic, http://www.leeyseras.net
- Noche de Cuentos website, by REFORMA (The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking), http://nochedecuentos.org/
- Programming Librarian website, by the American Library Association, http://www.programminglibrarian.org/home.html
- “Reading Is Grand! Celebrating Grand-Families @ Your Library” webpage, by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, http://bcalareadingisgrand.weebly.com
- Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture website, by the American Indian Library Association and the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, http://talkstorytogether.org/
Professional Library Associations Dedicated to Culturally Diverse Groups
- American Indian Library Association (AILA), http://www.ailanet.org/
- American Library Association’s Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/emiert/index.cfm
- American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT), http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/glbtrt/index.cfm
- Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), http://www.apalaweb.org/
- Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL), http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/
- Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), http://www.bcala.org/
- Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA), http://www.cala-web.org/
- International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), http://www.ibby.org/
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), http://www.ifla.org/
- REFORMA (The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking), http://www.reforma.org/