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"Mirrors and Windows"
￼The Importance of Multicultural Literature
• It allows students to see themselves in their texts.
• It allows everyone to learn about people all over the world.
• It encourages respect and empathy of all peoples.
• It expands understanding of history and geography.
• It provides daily discussion on diversity and current events.
• It promotes self-esteem and self acceptance.
• It helps create a school of global learners and leaders.
Steiner, Stanley F. Promoting a Global Community Through Multicultural Children's Literature. Englewood, Colo: Libraries Unlimited, 2001. Print.
Multi-cultural Children's Literature Awards
CMMC Children's Literature Guide
Click on the links to check the availability of multicultural award-winning titles.
Where to Find Diverse Books
Lee & Low Books
LEE & LOW BOOKS is the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the country. We are also one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States, as well as a throwback to what many publishers used to be: independent, generational businesses in which the people running the company have a personal stake in its success.
We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
NCTE African American Read In
NCTE African American Read In
During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In. Hosting an event can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.
Carolina Naviagtors Culture Kits
Carolina Navigators Culture Kits
Culture Kits are a collection of tangible items from a country brought to us by international and UNC travelers. Each item is accompanied by a description highlighting the item's use or significance.
These kits are especially practical for elementary students who have a greater need to touch and see items in order to learn, but are applicable to other grade levels.
Selection Procedures and Challenge Procedures for Select Counties/Schools
Audio Books Database
One Click Digital
NC LIVE is happy to announce that downloadable audio books are now available via the NC LIVE website on the Recorded Books OneClick platform. Note: This product is still in its beta version, and that Mac users cannot currently download and transfer audio books to devices.