Spotlight on Diverse Books
We are going to be using this space to highlight diverse books!
January 20, 2021
Go Show the World: a Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Kinew, illustrations by Joe Morse
Using rhyming lyrics from a previously written rap song, Midewin author, Manitoba politician, and creator Kinew tells the stories of 14 Indigenous heroes both historical and contemporary.
January 18, 2021
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein, illustrations by Jerry Pinkney
Hear the story behind the writing of Dr. King's famous speech.
Previous Spotlight on Diverse Books Selections
As we put together lists of diverse books, we will add them to this section.
The following lists are chapter books recommended by our librarians. The lists are organized by genre (mystery, humor, fantasy, etc.) and are separated into two groups: 1st to 3rd grades and 4th to 6th grades.
Guided Reading Level List
If you child is given a reading level from the Fountas and Pinnell system (typically a level ranging from A to Z), check the list below to see what titles we have corresponding to each level.
At the library, we have print copies of the lists available that also include what section you can find the titles in at our library. Click here to view the Reading Olympics lists for Montgomery County online.
The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) bestows honors and awards on numerous books for children and young adults each year. Click here to see the winners.
Notable Books and More
Each year, the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) also provides a list of the Notable Children's Books, Recordings, and Digital Media. Click here to see these lists.