Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content

Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content

Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content

As one of the only highly praised resources on this important topic, this thoughtfully compiled book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under the age of 12. • A foreword by K.T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center • An extensive bibliography of picture books, easy chapter books, nonfiction books and nonprint materials with LGBTQ content for children ages 12 and under • An index of key terms for each title provides easy access to titles representing a specific aspect of LGBTQ culture

The Collection Program in Schools: Concepts and Practices, 6th Edition

Concepts and Practices

The Collection Program in Schools: Concepts and Practices, 6th Edition

This thorough treatment of collection development will serve school library educators and students as well as practicing school librarians, providing quick access to information that is both immediately useful and helpful as unforeseen situations arise. • Provides a complete guide to collection management for students as well as practitioners • Addresses current educational initiatives and new standards • Introduces key principles of curation such as acquisition, description, organization, promotion, evaluation, and maintenance • Supplies an overview of school funding models and their effects on school library resourcing as well as a discussion on grant writing and federal sources of assistance • Outlines creative strategies for working in a climate of change and uncertainty

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons

LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens

Providing a Window for All

LGBTQAI+ Books for Children and Teens

There is a rich and varied body of literature for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/allied and intersexed young people, which can function as a mirror for LGBTQAI+ individuals and as a window for others. This resource for librarians who work with children and teens not only surveys the best in LGBTQAI+ lit but, just as importantly, offers guidance on how to share it in ways that encourage understanding and acceptance among parents, school administrators, and the wider community. Helping to fill a gap in serving this population, this guide discusses the path to marriage equality, how LGBTQAI+ terms have changed, and reasons to share LGBTQAI+ literature with all children;presents annotated entries for a cross-section of the best LGBTQAI+ lit and nonfiction for young children, middle year students, and teens, with discussion questions and tips;offers advice on sensitive issues such as starting conversations with young people, outreach to stakeholders, and dealing with objections and censorship head on; andideas for programming and marketing. This resource gives school librarians, children’s, and YA librarians the guidance and tools they need to confidently share these books with the patrons they support.

Family Hand-Me-down Book

Creating and Celebrating Family Traditions

Family Hand-Me-down Book

Offers suggestions for creating and sharing family traditions through cooking, crafts, and everyday fun.

Feminist Collections

A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources

Feminist Collections


Traveling the Rainbow

The Life and Art of Joseph E. Yoakum

Traveling the Rainbow

Reveals how the artist recorded his memories of the American railroad and the traveling circus as landscapes.

The Cazneaux Women

The Cazneaux Women

The first published collection of female portraits by photographer Harold Cazneaux and is representative of two major periods of Cazneaux's work.