Diverse literature belongs in every classroom and library–on the shelves and in the hands of children, librarians, and teachers. It is essential for Black, Indigenous and children of color, and it is essential for providing all children understanding of the world in which they live. The challenge for librarians, teachers and others is identifying authentic, reliable books.
Historically, the CCBC has documented the number of books it receives annually that are by and about Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Over the years, we’ve seen those numbers grow, but they still represents a small percentage of the overall number of books published for children and teenagers.
Beginning in 2018, we began documenting the content of every book we receive around other aspects of diversity and representation in children’s and young adult literature as well, including LGBTQ+, disability, and religion.
This page provides links to CCBC diversity resources, and selected links to resources beyond the CCBC.
Content Reviews and Critical Thinking
A great deal of critical discourse about representation is taking place online, on blogs and social media. Below are selected links. Many of them include links to others doing similar work.
Resources for Teaching about Wisconsin First Nations
On Diverse Materials and Services in Libraries
On Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility in Librarianship
On Teaching and Social Justice
On Cultural Competence and Cultural Relevance in the Classroom