The UCSC University Library has built a collection of award winning children's literature to support the needs of students in the education program. In recognition of the important role that children's literature plays in shaping children's visions of themselves and the world, we hope to create a model collection of children's literature which represents and depicts the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of the United States. The collection serves as a sample of the outstanding juvenile books by and about parallel cultures. The collection is of interest to educators as well as students and faculty in literature, creative writing, ethnic studies, psychology and art.
The collection focuses on multicultural literature for grades k-8, although some selections are suitable for toddlers and young adults. Fiction, poetry, music, folk literature, history and picture are included.
The Multicultural and Other Award Winning Children's Literature Collection is an open stack, browsable, permanent reserve collection which is shelved on the 4th Floor of McHenry Library. Reserve books circulate to UCSC students, faculty and staff only; others may use the collection for reference and review in the library. The loan period for books in the collection is two weeks and books must be checked out and returned through the Library Services Desk located on the 2nd floor.
|Children's Literature Web Guide||Children's Picture Book Database||ALA's Book Links Magazine|
|ALSC Website||Award Winning Children's Literature||Science Books & Films|
|Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page||Books in Spanish for Children||The Lion and the Unicorn|