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Curriculum Library Guide: Diversity in Children's Literature

Special library within the Jerry Falwell Library

Awards given by ALA honoring excellence in diverse children's literature

“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of a larger human experience." -Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop

Sims Bishop, R. (1990). Mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors. Perspectives, 1(3), ix–xi.

Well known authors and illustrators of diverse backgrounds whose books are in the Curriculum Library