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The African and Caribbean Canadian (ACC) Books in Colour Literature Guide
Books and stories are a fantastic way to help children understand anti-racism and diversity and a way to encourage and ease difficult conversations. Edmonton Public Library has created this useful literature guide for parents and educators of K-12 students featuring themes of representation, diversity and the Black Canadian cultural experience.
Alberta School Libraries Council: LitPicks
The Alberta School Library Council is a specialist council of the Alberta Teacher’s Association. The LitPicks site offers book reviews for K-12.
American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)
AICL provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.
These reviewers read and critically review thousands of books annually. Their goal is to help teachers, librarians, parents, and childcare providers make appropriate literary choices for children.
This site (part of School Library Journal) reviews recent works of children’s and young adult literature and provides a variety of ideas and resources to help incorporate these texts into K-12 classroom teaching.
Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
This database is a tailored reading list of quality children's literature, including indexed book awards.
Deakin Review of Children’s Literature
This is an electronic quarterly review of contemporary English-language materials of interest to children and young adults. Of particular use to librarians, parents, teachers and anyone working with young people, we also publish news and opinions relevant to children’s literacy.
Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children's Books
A helpful guide that will assist educators in selecting anti-bias books for their classrooms
LGBTQIA+ YA Masterlist
A resource for reviews of YA literature with an LGBTQ+ theme
Find book reviews and resources for educators.
Social Justice Books Booklist
Teaching for Change developed SocialJusticeBooks.org in 2017 to identify and promote the best multicultural and social justice children’s books, as well as articles and books for educators.
This is an online Indigenous bookstore. Check out the booklists and Authors' Circle.
YALSA Book Awards
These are selected book awards and booklists for Young Adults 12-18 years of age.
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