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American Library Association Awards
Go beyond the Newbery and Caldecott awards! These book awards from the American Library Association celebrate excellence in literature for children and young adults, focusing on identities and experiences. Each award page contains an archive.
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards
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.
Schneider Family Book Award
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.
Pura Belpre Book Award
The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually 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.
The Stonewall Book Awards
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.
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
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
Sydney Taylor Book Award
The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience.
American Indian Youth Literature Award
Awarded biennially, the AIYLA identifies and honors the very best writing and illustrations by Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America. Books selected to receive the award present Indigenous North American peoples in the fullness of their humanity.
Reviews and Booklists to Support Inclusive Reading
Cooperative Children's Book Center
Book lists from the CCBC, a library of the University of Wisconsin School of Education-- topics range from SEL topics to civil engagement, identity, and bilingual books. (Lists extend through teen years)
Multicultural Literature Resources
A round-up of links for multicultural book lists, awards, nonprofits, and blogs from the CCBC
We Need Diverse Books Blog
News, reviews, interviews, and lists from the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books
How to Choose Outstanding Children's Books
Article from Scholastic that helpfully includes tips to keep in mind when examining books within each section for ethnic groups.
Multicultural Children's Book Day- Resources
Links for booklists about countries, religions, family structures, and more.
Materials from Parents of Students of Color Workshop
Lee & Low Diversity in Publishing Survey
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