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Diversity in Children's Literature

Collected by: University of Michigan Library

Archived since: Mar, 2017

Description:

Both the Hatcher Graduate Library and the Special Collections Library have significant children’s literature collections. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of diversity in children’s literature among authors, publishers, librarians, and readers. Therefore, a web archive focused on Diversity in Children’s Literature will complement current collection strengths across the Library and will serve future researchers by documenting an important movement in the field of children’s literature. The centrality of social media to the movement, and as a site for ongoing conversations, makes web-archiving a particularly appropriate mechanism for documenting the diversity in children’s literature “discussion.” We hope that, as much as possible, the scope of the archive focuses on the authentic voices of content creators. Formats collected will include social media accounts, blogs, organizational websites, selected publishers’ websites, selected awards websites and other digital content.

Subject:   Arts & Humanities Blogs & Social Media Society & Culture

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Title: Africana Awards – Past Winners, Older Readers – Africa Access

URL: http://africaaccessreview.org/childrens-africana-book-awards/africana-awards-past-winners-older-readers/

Description: "In 1991, the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association accepted a proposal from Africa Access to establish awards honoring outstanding books on Africa published or republished in the United States. The first Children’s Africana Book Awards were presented in 1992. Annually since that time awards are presented to authors and illustrators in two categories, Young Children and Older Readers."

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Title: Africana Awards – Past Winners, Young Children – Africa Access

URL: http://africaaccessreview.org/childrens-africana-book-awards/africana-awards-past-winners-young-children/

Description: "In 1991, the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association accepted a proposal from Africa Access to establish awards honoring outstanding books on Africa published or republished in the United States. The first Children’s Africana Book Awards were presented in 1992. Annually since that time awards are presented to authors and illustrators in two categories, Young Children and Older Readers."

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Title: American Indian Youth Literature Award - American Indian Library Association

URL: http://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/

Description: "The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are presented every two years. The awards were established as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award will present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts."

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Title: Publishing Statistics on Children's Books about People of Color and First/Native Nations and by People of Color and First/Native Nations Authors and Illustrators

URL: http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp

Description: "As a statewide book examination center serving Wisconsin, the CCBC receives the majority of new U.S. trade books published for children and teens each year. In the early years of gathering these statistics, we used the CCBC's collections and worked in conjunction with the Coretta Scott King Award Task Force of the American Library Association, to document the number of books by and about African Americans published annually. Starting in 1994 we began also keeping track of the numbers of books by Asian/Pacific and Asian/Pacific American, First/Native Nation and Latinx book creators as well. We also began documenting not only the number of books created by people of color and First/Native Nations authors and illstrators, but the number of books about people of color and First/Native Nations, including the many titles that have been created by white authors and/or illustrators."

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Title: Américas Award @ CLASP, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs

URL: http://claspprograms.org/americasaward/

Description: "Américas Award Overview CLASP founded the Américas Award in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States, and to provide teachers with recommendations for classroom use. CLASP offers up to two annual book awards, together with a commended list of titles."

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Title: 2019 National Latino Children's Literature Conference

URL: http://education.utsa.edu/conf_nlclc/Home/

Description: "Showcasing works that embody Latino-culture and art, The 2019 National Latino Children'€™s Literature Conference promotes literacy and reading in Latino Children and recognizes the literary work and the creative talents behind their production."

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Title: Multicultural Children's Book Day - #ReadYourWorld

URL: http://multiculturalchildrensbookday.com/

Description: In 2014, Valerie Budayr from "Jump Into a Book" and Mia Wenjen from "PragmaticMom" teamed up toestablish Multicultural Children's Book Day, "as a way of celebrating diversity in chidlren's books." They note, "Our mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these of books into classrooms and libraries."

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Title: Reading Without Walls: A Nationwide Program Celebrating Reading and Diversity

URL: http://read.macmillan.com/mcpg/reading-without-walls/

Description: "Former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang calls us all to READ WITHOUT WALLS, exploring books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried."

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Title: The Scholastic Asian Book Award

URL: http://scholasticbookaward.asia/SABA/index.html

Description: "The AFCC Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) is the joint initiative of the National Book Development Council of Singapore (NBDCS) and Scholastic Asia. SABA will recognize children’s writers of Asian origin who are taking the experiences of life, spirit, and thinking in different parts of Asia to the world at large. The award also aims to promote the understanding of the Asian experience and its expression in innovative and creative forms."

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Title: South Asia Book Award – An Initiative of the South Asia National Outreach Consortium

URL: http://southasiabookaward.org/

Description: "To encourage and commend authors and publishers who produce such books, and to provide librarians and teachers with recommendations for educational use, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC) will offer a yearly book award to call attention to outstanding works on South Asia."

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Title: The Dark Fantastic

URL: http://thedarkfantastic.blogspot.com/

Description: Blog offering book recommendations and analysis of diversity in children's media (notably addressing books, television and film, and surrounding pop culture discourse), with a particular focus on representation of African Americans.

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Title: About the Pura Belpré Award | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

URL: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal/belpreabout/

Description: "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. 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."

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Title: Schneider Family Book Award | American Library Association

URL: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/schneider-family-book-award/

Description: "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."

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Title: Stonewall Book Awards | Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table

URL: http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/award/stonewall/

Description: "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."

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Title: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards | Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table

URL: http://www.ala.org/rt/emiert/cskbookawards/

Description: "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. "

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Title: Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature - Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association

URL: http://www.apalaweb.org/awards/literature-awards/

Description: "The goal of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature is to honor and recognize individual work about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit."

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Title: Arab American Book Awards | Arab American National Museum

URL: http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/bookaward

Description: "The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program created to honor books written by and about Arab Americans. The program generates greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing through an annual award competition and educational outreach."

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URL: http://www.cbcdiversity.com/

Description: "The CBC Diversity initiative was founded in 2012, as part of the Children’s Book Council’s commitment to promoting diverse voices in literature for young people. We believe that all children deserve to see their world reflected in the books they read. We recognize that diversity takes on many forms, including differences in race, religion, gender, geography, sexual orientation, class, and ability."

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Title: My Life Is Normal, Too: Diversity in Children's Literature | Colorín Colorado

URL: http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/my-life-normal-too-diversity-childrens-literature/

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URL: http://www.diversityinya.com/

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URL: http://www.dollygrayaward.com/

Description: "The Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award recognizes authors, illustrators, and publishers of high quality fictional and biographical children, intermediate, and young adult books that authentically portray individuals with developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and Down syndrome. The award is a collaborative work by members of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD), of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the Special Needs Project (a distributor of books related to disability issues). "

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URL: http://www.education.txstate.edu/ci/riverabookaward/

Description: "Texas State University College of Education created The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award in 1995 to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. It is named in honor of Texas State University distinguished alumnus Dr. Tomás Rivera."

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Title: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

URL: http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/

Description: "The mission of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is to bring the creative, multicultural spirit of Keats into children’s lives and literature. We do this with programs that support arts and literacy in public schools and libraries." The Foundation's website provides information on Keats' life, the Foundation's activities, winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Award, and teaching resources.

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Title: American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)

URL: https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/

Description: "Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society."

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Title: CrazyQuiltEdi | Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of materials. This expresses my hope for young people.

URL: https://campbele.wordpress.com/

Description: Website offering reviews, teaching resources, a blog, and annual book lists. The author writes, "I work to improve the literacy of teens of color, particularly by providing them with books that reflected their lives. Reading multiple varieties of text is the basis for all literacies and in becoming literate, we learn how to navigate the world around us."

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Title: CrazyQuiltEdi | Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of materials. This expresses my hope for young people.

URL: https://crazyquiltedi.blog

Description: Website offering reviews, teaching resources, a blog, and annual book lists. The author writes, "I work to improve the literacy of teens of color, particularly by providing them with books that reflected their lives. Reading multiple varieties of text is the basis for all literacies and in becoming literate, we learn how to navigate the world around us."

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Title: KitaabWorld: Exploring South Asia Through Children's Literature

URL: https://kitaabworld.com/

Description: Kitaabworld is an independent publishing house, online independent bookstore, and content platform. Through this website, Kitaabworld seeks to raise "awareness about South Asian culture, and provide resources for teachers, librarians and parents."

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URL: https://latinosinkidlit.com/

Description: This website offers news, reviews, interviews, and analysis related to children's middle grade, and young adult books about, for, and/or by Latinxs.

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Title: CSK Blog | The Blog of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards

URL: https://olos.ala.org/csk/

Description: "The Coretta Scott King Book Award Committee Blog has been created to promote, recognize and celebrate quality literature by African American children’s authors and illustrators. Authors, illustrators and books which have been identified and honored through the CSK jury process will be highlighted. "

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Title: South Asia Book Award – An Initiative of the South Asia National Outreach Consortium

URL: https://southasiabookaward.wisc.edu/

Description: "To encourage and commend authors and publishers who produce such books, and to provide librarians and teachers with recommendations for educational use, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC) will offer a yearly book award to call attention to outstanding works on South Asia."

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Title: Dr. Debbie Reese (@debreese) | Twitter

URL: https://twitter.com/debreese/

Description: Twitter Feed of Debbie Reese, "Tribally enrolled: Nambe Pueblo. Founder: American Indians in Children's Literature. PhD Education; MLIS. ALA's 2019 Arbuthnot Lecturer. She/her." Focuses on diversity in children's literature, and especially representations of American Indians in children's literature.

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Title: Lee & Low Books: About Everyone. For Everyone.

URL: https://www.leeandlow.com/

Description: Lee & Low Books is an independent publisher specializing in "multicultural children's books," with a focus on working, "with unpublished authors and illustrators of color." Their website includes information on their publishing catalog, the New Voices Award, book lists, resources for educators, and a blog.

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Title: New Voices Writing Contest for Picture Books | Lee & Low Books

URL: https://www.leeandlow.com/writers-illustrators/new-voices-award/

Description: "LEE & LOW BOOKS, award-winning publisher of children’s books, is pleased to announce the nineteenth annual New Voices Award. The Award will be given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color or Native/Indigenous writer. Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color and Native nations to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. "

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Title: Carter G. Woodson Book Awards | National Council for the Social Studies

URL: https://www.socialstudies.org/awards/woodson

Description: "The Carter G. Woodson Book Award is presented to exemplary books written for children and young people each year at the NCSS Annual Conference."

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