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IST 605: Diversity in Children's Literature

This guide provides resources to help parents/guardians/caregivers help build a more diverse collection of books for their child.


Diversity in Children's Literature LibGuide     

Lack of diversity in children’s literature has been an issue for many years, and one that will take a conscious effort to fix. Parents/guardians/caregivers who are interested in taking the initiative to ensure their child is reading a diverse selection of books, are encouraged to explore and make use of this LibGuide’s Resources.

This LibGuide is intended to allow users to:

  • Use the public library as their first resource to assist them with using the more advanced facets of this guide, such as database searching

  • Use the websites, booklists, and book recommendations listed on this guide to bring to their public library in order to borrow books that will diversify their child's bookshelf

  • Use the LibGuide for all their book searching and locating needs by finding recommendations through the various websites and booklists, and locating the titles on WorldCat or their local library's digital catalog (this guide is specific to Mid-Hudson Library patrons), leaving the public library as the last stop where they can pick up their requested materials. 

The points listed above will vary depending on the user’s comfortability with technology and information sources. It is highly encouraged that users looking for more help or information, visit their local public, or even local university library.