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Children’s Literature Association
Diversity Committee – Links and Information

Diversity Committee’s listserv

Our listserv’s website is http://listserv.uconn.edu/chla_divcom-l.html.  Here you will see a link for subscribing to the list (Join or Leave CHLA_DIVCOM-L) and also posting to the list (Post New Message).

Each of these tasks can also be preformed via email. If you wanted to subscribe to the list, you would address and send an email to listserv@listserv.uconn.edu and in the body of the email you include the command

SUB CHLA_DIVCOM-L Firstname Lastname

“Firstname” and “Lastname” equal the first and last name of the person subscribing. Once subscribed, this person would then be able to address and send an email to chla_divcom-l@listserv.uconn.edu and send a message to the list.

 

Awards and Prizes

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP): http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CLACS/outreach/americas.html
Pura Belpré Award (ALA): http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=bookmediaawards&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=147610
Coretta Scott King Award (ALA): http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=bookmediaawards&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=165544
National Jewish Book Awards: http://www.jclla.org/national.htm
Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award: http://www.education.txstate.edu/departments/Tomas-Rivera-Book-Award-Project-Link/Winners.html
Schneider Family Book Award: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=bookmediaawards&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=164983
Sydney Taylor Book Award: http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/awards/st_books.htm
Carter G. Woodson Book Award: http://www.socialstudies.org/awards/woodson/

 

Publishers

Curbstone Press: http://www.curbstone.org/
Arte Público: http://www.arte.uh.edu/
Just Us Books: http://www.justusbooks.com/
Children's Book Press: http://www.childrensbookpress.org/
Cinco Puntos:  http://www.cincopuntos.com/
Lee & Low: http://www.leeandlow.com/home/index.html
Groundwood Books: http://www.groundwoodbooks.com/
Polychrome Publishing: http://www.polychromebooks.com/
Skipping Stones magazine: http://www.skippingstones.org/
Hyperion’s imprint, Jump at the Sun: http://www.hyperionbooksforchildren.com/jump/index.asp
Northland Press/Rising Moon/Luna Rising: http://www.northlandpub.com/

 

Organizations and University Sites

National Association for Multicultural Education: http://www.nameorg.org/
Centro Barahona/ Barahona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents: http://www.csusm.edu/csb/
Oyate: http://www.oyate.org/
Asian American Books: http://www.asianamericanbooks.com/

 

Bibliographies

Association of Jewish Libraries, Notable Books of Jewish Content: http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/publications/notables.htm
Frank Rogers’s page: http://frankrogers.home.mindspring.com/multi.html
Kay Vandergrift’s Page (with bibliographies of African American, Hispanic/Latin American, Native American, Asian American literatures): http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/ChildrenLit/index.html
Cynthia Leitich Smith on Native American and other texts:
http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/
Wendy E. Betts on Gay and Lesbian literature:
http://www.armory.com/%7Eweb/gaybooks.html
Jane Gangi’s list of recent multicultural titles:
http://faculty.mville.edu/gangij/mcliT.htm

 

Conferences

National Association for Multicultural Education: http://www.nameorg.org/conferences.html
MELUS: MultiEthnic Literature of the United States: http://webspace.ship.edu/kmlong/melus/
American Literature Association: http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/
American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/ala/events/eventsconferences.htm
American Studies Association: http://www.theasa.net/
Virginia Hamilton Conference: http://dept.kent.edu/virginiahamiltonconf/
Society for Disability Studies: http://www.uic.edu/orgs/sds/annualmeetings.html

 

Contact

If you have any questions about the Children’s Literature Association or the Diversity Committee, please contact Kate Capshaw Smith (capshaw@uconn.edu).  Thank you for your interest in our committee!