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Children's and Young Adult Literature: Web Sites

Book Awards


Américas Award for works that authentically portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.

Coretta Scott King Award presented to the author or illustrator of African descent whose books promote an understanding and appreciation of the "American Dream."

Pura Belpre Award presented to a Latino/Latina author or illustrator whos work best portrays the Latino cultural experience.

Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award to honor authors and illustrators who create distinquished literature that depicts the Mexican American experience.

Notable Web Sites

Cynthia Leitich Smith A listing of multicultural books by grade level.

Cooperative Children's Book Center This listing introduces 50 essential books and a range of authors and illustrators for children.

Oyate This organization works to see that Native American lives and histories are portrayed honestly.  Includes lists of recommended books by grade level and lists of books to avoid.

Ten Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Racism and Sexism Excellent starting point for evaluating books from a multicultural perspective.

Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page Provides links to bibliographies of recommended titles about African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans

 Interracial Themes:

Children's and Young Adult Books with Interracial Family Themes

Online Video