{diversity in lit} Friday #02: (re)sources


DiL re_sourcesI’ve been culling from a variety of places to build a reading list. There are some brilliant blogs and challenges out there that provide lists, reviews, or linking hubs for reviews. I am going to list & link a few resources every Friday.

These are only a few of what I’ve found so far, but do feel free to share your favorite resources in comments, I will share them in future Friday posts

Blogs & Tumblrs:

Crazy QuiltEdi “promoting literacy for teens of color one book at a time”

The Other Grimoire,” tumblr page for Stacy Whitman: founder, publisher & editor for TuBooks

DeColores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children!  “will review and critique children’s and young adult books about Raza peoples throughout the Diaspora. This blog will contain critical reviews, poems, “living stories,” and essays setting the work in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts. Some of these essays will emphasize the effect of “multiculturalism” on primary and secondary education and its impact on Raza young people and communities.”

ciel rouge” on tumblr.

Challenges & Articles:

 YA Reads Featuring Korean-American Protagonists Written by Korean-American Authors” via Lee&Low’s tumblr {previously: day 01}

Via Malinda Lo: “YA Books about LGBT Characters of Color” and “More YA Books About LGBT Characters of Color 

Stacy Whitman’s  Grimoire “Beyond Orcs and Elves: Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy for Young Readers” Part 1Part 2

Rich in Color shares the “2014 Asian/Pacific American Award Winner” in YA w/ link

The Horn BookHappy Year of the Horse

Shelley Diaz for School Library JournalEmbracing Diversity in YA Lit

Shelley Diaz for School Library JournalResources for Finding Latino Kid Lit

Publisher’s & Org lists:

goodreads has lists like this one “that will appeal to literary readers of color and other readers who enjoy stories with a multicultural point-of-view.”and this one titled “Popular Diversity on the Shelf 2014 Books,” but proceed with caution, some lists more carefully curated than others on goodreads.

American Indian Library Association : Youth Literature Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.”

The Pura Belpré Award “established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.”

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