Links & Resources

Online Children’s Literature & Social Justice Resources

Africa Access

Online database of annotations and reviews of children’s books related to Africa, Children’s Africana Book Award, and book clubs for children.

Amelia Bloomer Project Blog and Annual List 

Recommended Feminist Literature for Birth through 18.

American Indian Youth Literature Award

Identifies and honors the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.

American Indians in Children’s Literature

Critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.

Americas Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature

Awarding quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States. Including commended list of titles.

Arab American Book Awards

Honoring books written by and about Arab Americans. Includes children/young adult titles.

Asian/Pacific American Lib Assn Award for Literature

Honoring books about Asian/Pacific Americans and their heritage, based on literary and artistic merit. Awards for young adult, children’s, and picture books.

Carter G. Woodson Book Award

National Council for Social Studies’ honors the most distinguished social science books appropriate for young readers that depict ethnicity in the United States.

The Children’s Peace Education Project

A home and classroom curriculum for young children. Includes a searchable database of books for teaching peacemaking with young children between one and six years of age.

Cooperative Children’s Book Center

Gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature. Part of the University of Wisconsin School of Education. Annual publication of CCBC Choice Books.

Coretta Scott King Award

Sponsored by the America Library Association, honoring African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values

Education for Liberation Network

National coalition of teachers, activists, and parents supporting social justice education. Includes a searchable curriculum database.

Inclusive Classroom Project

Print and digital resources to support educators in enacting inclusive practices

Latinx in Kid’s Lit

Exploring the world of Latinx young adult, middle grade, and children’s literature.

Mirrors, Windows, Doors

An online magazine whose aim is to draw attention to the riches of children’s and YA books from across the world that highlight cultural and multi-cultural diversity.

Multicultural Pavilion

A project of Edchange provides resources for k-12 classrooms including lesson plans and booklists.

Notable Books for a Global Society

Outstanding K-12 Multicultural Literature from International Reading Association

Pura Belpré Award

Sponsored by the America Library Association, honoring Latino/Latina writers and illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Rethinking Schools

An online subscription education journal focusing on issues of equality. Includes reviews of children’s books, DVD’s and websites.

A project of EdChange offers a free online library of documents relating to social justice, civil rights, equity, peace and activism.

The Social Justice Award

Sponsored by the Literacy and Social Responsibility Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association:

Sydney Taylor Book Award, Association of Jewish Libraries

Honoring outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience

Teaching for Change

Online catalogs, resources, and links for teaching human rights education.

Teaching Tolerance

A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Tomas Rivera Book Award

Mexican American Children’s Book Award

Transforming Mainstream Curriculum into Social Justice Teaching

An online resource for teachers sponsored by the New York Collective of Radical Educators.

Understanding Prejudice

Includes an Anti-Bias Bibliography for Teachers aimed at elementary and secondary educators.

We Need Diverse Books

Programs to celebrate diverse books, to mentor diverse writers and illustrators, to support diverse publishing professionals, and to provide free author visits to classrooms nationwide.

Zinn Education Project

Materials for teaching a people’s history to schoolchildren. (Coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change)