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You've come to the right place! For your convenience, we have compiled a list of recommended Children's Books in the Ely Library's Education Resources Center that represent or illustrate various cultures. These lists were selected by Emily Marchacos (& Heather Murray, Multicultural Folktales).... Just click on the tabs above for access to representation of specific cultures.
Information about Common Core Literacy Standards
For a better understanding of the Common Core Literacy Standards and their importance, here are some helpful links to the Common Core State Standards Initiative:
This database includes lesson plans, author information, and lists of children's book awards as well as reviews from excellent sources such as the Horn Book and Book List. For the Coretta Scott King Award 50th Anniversary, Teaching Books has created helpful pages on all the past award winners.
An easy-to-use database that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children's and young adult books. It Includes Meet-the-Author Movies, Book Readings, and Interviews among thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment. Every resource has been selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities. Video Search Guide (3:30)