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Awards given by ALA honoring excellence in diverse children's literature
Major Awards from ALA
The Coretta Scott King Award goes to chosen outstanding books for children and young adults by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience.
The Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino or Latina writer and illustrator whose work portrays and celebrates Latino culture.
“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
Gay Neck by
Publication Date: 1968-07-15
1928 Newbery Award Winner
A to Zoo by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2018-06-21
Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. * Offers easy subject access to children's picture books * Features a user-friendly organization * Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail
Teaching Children's Literature by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-11-03
Inviting multiple ways of critically engaging with literature, this text offers a fresh perspective on how to integrate children's literature into and across the curriculum in effective, purposeful ways. Structured around three "mantras" that build on each other--Enjoy; Dig deeply; Take action--the book is rich with real examples of teachers implementing critical pedagogy. The materials and practical strategies focus on issues that impact children's lives, building from students' personal experiences and cultural knowledge to using language to question the everyday world, analyze popular culture and media, understand how power relationships are socially constructed, and consider actions that can be taken to promote social justice. Written for teachers and teacher educators, each chapter opens with three elements that are closely linked: classroom vignettes showcasing the use of literature and inviting conversation; three key principles elaborating the main theme of the chapter and connecting theory with practice; and related research on the topics and their importance for curriculum. Other chapter features include key issues in implementation, suggestions for working with linguistically and culturally diverse students, alternative approaches to assessment, and suggestions for further reading. A companion website to enrich and extend the text includes an annotated bibliography of literature selections, suggested text sets, resources by chapter, and ideas for professional development. Changes in the Second Edition: Voices from the Field vignettes include examples from inspiring educators who use trade books to promote critical thinking and diversity.