In November 2018, I wrote a blog post for ALSC that shared a list of diverse booklists and blogs; resources that could help us as librarians build the best collections for our communities, and went beyond what is typically highlighted outside the Youth Media Awards each year.
I thought it was time to update that list. Those of you who read the initial post years ago will see that all of the original sites are still there. If they’ve ceased publication or are no longer updated, I have made note of it. I didn’t remove anyone, as their archives may be of use to someone building a collection, or creating a bibliography.
As with last time, if something is missing, please add it in the comments- I will update the list as comments are made. Additionally, please let me know if you think a resource should not be on this list.
- We’re the People/We are Kid Lit Collective
- See What We See Database
- American Indians in Children’s Literature
- The Center for Children’s Books
- Rich in Color
- Queer Books for Teens (last updated in 2017)
- Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Awards
- Sydney Taylor Book Award
- Schneider Family Book Award
- Children’s Books about the Diversity Experience (older list from ALA)
- Children’s Book Council Diverse Kids and YA Lit
- Anansesem (ceased publication in 2020)
- Brown Bookshelf
- Disability in Kidlit (not updated since 2018)
- Latinxs in Kidlit (on hiatus from Nov. 2020-Jan 2021)
- OurStory (from We Need Diverse Books)
- I’m Here, I’m Queer, What the Hell Do I Read? (geared towards MG and YA)
- Asian Author Alliance
- Social Justice Books (from Teaching for Change)
- The Quiet Pond
Something missing? Please add it in the comments below!
This post addresses the following ALSC Core Competencies: I. Commitment to Client Group and IV. Knowledge, Curation, and Management of Materials.