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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

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    Freedom Swimmer

    In Guangzhou province, China, 1968, teenage Ming lives with other older orphans and works in the fields like everyone else in his village. Six years before, Ming’s mother, like many in the village, died during the great famine that the government attributes to natural disasters when in fact it was the result of poor policy.

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  • Timely Intellectual Freedom Resources

    We’ve curated a list of links to professional statements and resources developed in response to, or useful in responding to, recent challenges and/or public attacks of library and classroom materials.

  • Myers’ Zolotow Lecture Available to View

    If you missed watching Christopher Myers’s 2021 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture on September, “What Is Your Water: Establishing a Lingua Franca in Community Literatures,”  the archived video is now available.

  • Christopher Myers to Deliver 2021 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture September 30

    Artist, author, and editor Christopher Myers will deliver the 2021 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture on Thursday evening, September 30, at 7:30 pm, in Great Hall, Memorial Union, on the UW-Madison campus. Mr. Myers is the author …

  • CCBC Stats Featured on CBS This Morning

    CCBC Director Kathleen T. Horning was interviewed along with author Renée Watson as part of a story on CBS This Morning on the importance of diverse books. The story also featured the CCBC diversity statistics.

  • CCBC Open By Appointment This Summer

    Beginning Monday, June 7, the CCBC will be open by appointment to individuals on a limited basis Monday – Friday.  We will follow UW-Madison COVID policies for summer and all visitors must also do so. …

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