Suggested Reading Lists
Provided is a list of reading materials that can be used to teach lesson plans, build classroom libraries, and design curriculum.
Recommended Reading Resources:
Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children’s book publisher in the United States. Their website provides detailed book lists, educator resources, and book blogs.
Diverse Book Finder is supported by Bates and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
It is often difficult to find books that have a variety of characters with diverse religious beliefs, race, and countries of origin. However, we know that students need to see themselves in books. This is a book finder that allows people to search for picture books featuring indigenous people and people of color.
Social Justice Books is a project of Teaching for Change and has lists and recommendations for books that promote multiculturalism and social justice. This website also features articles and books for educators.
GrassROOTS Community Foundation created a list of 1,000 Black Girl Books as a response to Founder Marley Dias’ #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. This list features a 1,000 books with Black girls as the main characters.
Anti-Defamation League(ADL) has an extensive search tool for books preK-12. This tool, Books Matter allows users to search by topics such as:
•Bias, Discrimination & Hate
•Bullying Awareness & Prevention
•People, Identity & Culture
•Race & Racism
•Religion & Religious Bigotry
2019 will mark the 17th year of the Vermont Reads program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes.
Over 200 different Vermont towns, cities, and villages have participated in Vermont Reads to date. Schools, libraries, service organizations, churches, businesses, or other community-based organizations can start by filling out a brief application. Learn more.