Multicultural Children’s Book Day in GoWYLD

Jan 29, 2021

Cartoon images of children from multiple cultures all reading booksToday is Multicultural Children’s Book Day! This event focuses on the amazing children’s books available that celebrate diversity.

Did you know you can locate multicultural children’s books using GoWYLD.net? Both Novelist Plus and Books & Authors offer book suggestions. (Find both under Recommended Reading.)

Try using the subject “interracial families” or the theme “all kinds of families” in Novelist Plus. Novelist Plus also has, under Especially for/Working with Youth (top right tool bar), a category for Diverse Books. Here you will find articles and lists written by library staff. This area includes diversity in teen fiction, graphic novels, LGBTQIA, easy readers, picture books, and early chapter books,

Use the advanced search in Books & Authors to look for multicultural and, under Limiters, audience (children). Find books from folk tales and nursery tales from around the world to multicultural devotionals. Changing your keyword search to diversity (Limiter children), brings up many picture books introducing diversity.

Bookflix, an early reader resource, offers full text of fiction and nonfiction book pairs and video readings of the stories. Explore Family and Community or use the Resources and Tools icon in the top right and search diversity for book pairs and lesson plans. Find Bookflix under Kids K-8.

Download e-books and e-audiobooks for kids and teens from cloudLibrary on such topics as family, politics, and social themes. The State Library recently added nearly 50,000 items for K-12 readers to cloudLibrary, so you’ll find a large collection.

Questions about GoWYLD.net resources? Contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, at chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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