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Websites for Diverse Children's Literature

Selecting and Evaluating Children's Literature

Questions to consider:

  • What kind of illustrations does the book have?
  • What kind of language is used? How much text do you see?  
  • Who is represented in the story? How are they represented? 
  • What kind of message(s) is the book trying to communicate?  
  • Who wrote the book and why?
  • When was the book written?

More guidance can be found on the Social Justice Books website. 

Find Children's Books in the Library

1. At the Truman College Library

The Truman College Library has a small but growing collection of children's literature that is currently located in the ESL section of the library.

2. At the Chicago Public Library

3. At a Public Libraries Outside of Chicago.

Award Winning Books