Murphy, P. H. (2018). School libraries addressing the needs of ELL students: Enhancing language acquisition, confidence, and cultural fluency in ELL students by developing a targeted collection and enriching your makerspace. Knowledge Quest, 46(4), 60-65.
Kim, Sung Un. (2015). Enablers and inhibitors to English Language Learners’ research process in a high school setting. School Library Research, vol. 18.
This 58-page guide focuses on five student populations considered by AASL to be underserved in K-12 education: children in foster care, homeless children, children of incarcerated parents, children of migrant workers, and children in non-traditional families. Each section focuses on an individual population and is further subdivided into the following areas:
A new toolkit from the Association for Library Service to Children’s Library Service to Underserved Children and their Caregivers Committee offers resources for working with the 44 million people in the United States who were born in another country. The toolkit includes information on programs and services; communications and marketing; library collections; stakeholders and partnerships; and equipping staff. Additional sections, available later this year, will discuss recommended read-alouds and provide examples of programming and outreach. The toolkit is part of the committee’s larger series of toolkits providing resources for working with traditionally marginalized populations....
ALSC Blog, Feb. 5, 2022
Produced by Alliance for Excellent Education, April 30, 2019
In this webinar panelists will discuss the value of maintaining a book collection that not only reflects the school community, but also is reflective of the global community of which we all are a part. Recognizing that centering diversity means centering the stories, experiences, and voices of historically marginalized people, including people of color, indigenous voices, LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies, differently-abled individuals, and neurodiverse voices.
Books Between – This podcast stopped in 2019 but the blog is still quite active and for middle school reads is still a great resource
One More Page – Reviews, news, and kids lit from Australian hosts, sort of breezy/fun
Publishers Weekly PW Kidcast – mostly recently published author interviews, also episodes run fairly short
The Yarn - Interviews kids’ authors, 170-ish episodes, School Library Journal podcast
Overview of the Online Toolkit
The “Selection and Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, and Academic Libraries” is ready to use.
Waitman, K. (2020). Student Diversity Inspires Special: “Our Languages” Collection. Knowledge Quest, 48(3), 32–39.
Excellent article: Bowles, D. (2019). Making mirrors. Knowledge Quest, 48(2), 62–64.
Book List Online www.booklistonline.com
• Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction
• Top 10 Diverse Picture Books
• Top 10 Diverse Fiction for Older and Middle Readers
Amelia Bloomer Book List http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/amelia-bloomer-book-list
Bibliography of books with significant feminist content.
What is #Our OwnVoices?
#Ownvoices is a hashtag that started on twitter, used to recommend books about diverse characters written by authors from that same diverse group. Collected here are some of the most popular #ownvoices young adult novels in recent years.