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Diversity In Children's Literature

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The best way to add diversity in children's literature is to actively seek quality literature such that might be awarded a Newbery or Caldecott award.

"When authors and illustrators of color win book awards, it can lead to greater
diversity overall."

Kathleen T. Horning
Multicultural Literature
What if we don't use diverse literature?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says, "We risk the danger of a single story."
How do we use these books?
Importance
BY: JACQUELINE MELTON, STEPHANIE McGOWAN, AIMEE GOODWIN, and THERESA SAUER
Using culturally diverse books helps students
to see others like themselves described in authentic ways.
To respect and understand differences in cultures
other than their own.
DIVERSITY IN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
"In a culturally competent library program, librarians share books and other materials about diverse cultures and introduce children to diverse languages through read-alouds in multiple languages, or songs designed to teach language learning. "
Standard 9: Students develop an understanding of and respect for diversity in language use, patterns, and dialects across cultures, ethnic groups, geographic regions, and social roles.
http://www.ted.com/talkschimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story
Books like
Friends from the Other Side
written in English and Spanish, can be used to address diversity standards.
References
Horning, K. (2015). Milestones for diversity in children's literature and library services.
Children & Libraries:

The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children
, 13(3), 7-11.
Websites for Finding High-Quality Multicultural/ Diverse Children’s Literature and Resources


Association for Library Service to Children’s 2009 “Growing Up in the Americas” Booklist: http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ alsc/compubs/booklists/growingupwrld/americas.pdf
‡
Children’s Book Council Diversity Committee
: http://www.cbcdiversity.com
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The Children’s Literature Web Guide:
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html
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Cooperative Children’s Book Center:
http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/multicultural.asp
‡ Imagínense Libros
: Celebrating Latino Children’s Literature, Literacy, and Libraries: http://imaginenselibros.blogspot.com
Koss, M. D. 1.,. (2015). Diversity in contemporary picture books: A content analysis.
Journal of Children's Literature
, 41(1), 32-42.
KDE: Goal 4:5
Students demonstrate an understanding of, appreciation for, and sensitivity to a multicultural and world view.
Naidoo, J. (2014.)
The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children
.
[White Paper]. Retrieved from http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/
ALSCwhitepaper_importance%20of%20diversity_with%20graphics_FINAL.pdf
Adichie, C. N. (2009.) “The Danger of a Single Story.” TED video, 18:49. Retrieved Feb. 14, 2016 from
http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html.
Green, J. (2014, October 27) Why We Need Diverse Books.. Retrieved
February 15, 2016, from www.youtube.com
"The NYT-bestselling author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS talks about why kids need diverse books, and his first impressions of the We Need Diverse Books campaign. He also addresses the pressing need to get these books in the hands of the young readers who will benefit from them the most, and discusses the diverse books that touched him as a youth." (www.youtbe.com)
Why do kids need diverse books?
Mission: Putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.

Vision: A world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book.
http://diversebooks.org
ASSL 4.1.4, 4.4.4
Castillo, L. (n.d.). Diversebooks.org. Retrieved February 17, 2016, from diversebooks.org
Campaign
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