Resources and additional reading

Teaching Tolerance of the Southern Poverty Law Center will ship free resources (even overseas) for schools to use to teach tolerance and civil rights.While there is a definite U.S. slant, the songbook and cd are excellent as is the dvd to help schools introduce the teaching of tolerance as explicit component of the curriculum.

Cynthia Leitich Smith Official website of the author, but includes many, many resources for diversity

Gender in Twentieth Century Children’s Books is a study that was just published in the journal Gender & Society.  It highlights the continued invisibility of women and girls in children’s literature.

Elephant in the Room the Publishers Weekly article which discusses the whiteness of the publishing industry

International Children’s Digital Library On-line books and stories from countries around the world in a variety of languages

Paper Tigers website for multicultural books for young children with a particular focus on Asian and Pacific Rim cultures

POC Picture books wiki useful site with bilibographies by ethnicity

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