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Children's Services: Diversity

Book Awards and Annual Lists

Amelia Bloomer Book List - Selected by a committee of the Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Roundtable. A lite of well-written and well-illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers (ages birth through 18)."

Notable Books for a Global Society - Selected by a committee of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of the International Literacy Association. 25 outstanding trade books for enhancing student understanding of people and cultures throughout the world are chosen. To be eligible for NBGS annual list, a book must have been published in the United States the previous year.

Outstanding International Books List - International books (published or distributed in the US, but originating in a country otehr than the US) selected by the United States Board on Books for Young People, and published each year in the February issue of School Library Journal and as a bookmark.

Skipping Stones Honors List - Skipping Stones magazine selects an annual list of books which "promote and understanding of cultures, cultivate cooperation and encourage a deeper understandig of the world's diversity.

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Want to keep up with the coversation about diversity? Check out these podcasts!

Panoply: "Co-discussants Anna Holmes, Baratunde Thurston, Raquel Cepeda and Tanner Colby host a lively multiracial, interracial conversation about the ways we can’t talk, don’t talk, would rather not talk, but intermittently, fitfully, embarrassingly do talk about culture, identity, politics, power, and privilege in our pre-post-yet-still-very-racial America."

Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get...stuck? Code Switch can help. We're all journalists of color, and this isn't just the work we do. It's the lives we lead. Sometimes, we'll make you laugh. Other times, you'll get uncomfortable. But we'll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

NPR: Latino news and cultural weekly radio program.

BFFs Kathy Tu and Tobin Low are super queer, super fun and ready to take over your podcast feed. Join them for provocative stories and frank conversations about the LGBTQ experience today. Because everyone's a little bit gay.

Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings gleefully explore all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life.

Additional Podcasts on Diversity and Inclusion

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