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Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC)

The CCBC is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is a noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children’s and young adult literature. The CCBC is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, and receives additional support from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. More about the CCBC.

Book of the Week

  • Red, White, and Whole cover

    Red, White, and Whole

    Middle schooler Reha is the American-born daughter of parents from India; a beloved only child who often feels caught between her parents--especially her mother’s--more traditional expectations and her own American identity.

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  • Recent CCBC Web Site Additions

    Recent additions to the CCBC web site highlight the library’s work in diversity in literature for children and teens and intellectual freedom, including: Diversifying Your Classroom Bookshelf with the CCBC : A presentation by librarians …

  • CCBC Diversity Statistics in the News

    CCBC Director Kathleen T. Horning was interviewed for a March 16, 2021 AP news story focusing on diversity in literature for children and teens.  The library’s work documenting diversity in children’s and young adult literature …

  • CCBC Choices 2021 Available

    CCBC Choices 2021, the most recent edition of the CCBC’s annual best-of-the-year list, is now available. For decades the annual list has been published as a fully annotated printed booklet. This year’s list, recommending 257 …

  • CCBC in the News

    The January/February 2021 issue of The Horn Book Magazine featured two pieces by by CCBC librarians: “CCBC Diversity Statistics: New Categories, New Data” by Madeline Tyner looks at our diversity statistics for 2019 “Sometimes You …

  • Charlotte Zolotow Award Change Due to COVID

    The term of the current Charlotte Zolotow Award has been extended for an additional year due to challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021-2022 Charlotte Zolotow Award will consider eligible books published during both the …

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