Here’s the reading list for my LIS 7210 Library Materials for Children course for 2019 Fall.

Required Textbooks

  1. Bang, Molly. (2000). Picture This! How Pictures Work. Chronicle Books.
  2. Horning, Kathleen T. (2010). From Cover to Cover: Evaluating and Reviewing Children’s Books. HarperCollins.

Required Youth Literature

  1. Bell, CeCe. El Deafo
  2. Callender, Kacen (published as Kheryn Callander). Hurricane Child
  3. Diaz, Alexandra. The Only Road
  4. Edwards, Sue Bradford and Duchess Harris. Black Lives Matter (Special Reports)
  5. Elliott, Zetta. Dragons in a Bag
  6. Engle, Margarita. Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln
  7. Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House
  8. Griffin, Molly Beth. Illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell. Rhoda’s Rock Hunt
  9. Hiranandani, Veera. The Night Diary
  10. Johnson, Crockett. Harold and the Purple Crayon
  11. Jung, Mike. Unidentified Suburban Object
  12. Khan, Hena. Illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel. Under My Hijab
  13. L’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time
  14. Lê, Minh. Illustrated by Dan Santat. Drawn Together
  15. Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  16. Lukoff, Kyle. Illustrated by Kaylani Juanita. When Aidan Became a Brother
  17. Medina, Meg. Merci Suárez Changes Gears
  18. Mendoza, Jean and Debbie Reese (adapted by). Written by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People)
  19. Morales, Yuyi. Dreamers
  20. Rowling, J.K. Illustrated by Mary Granpré. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  21. Older, Daniel Jose. Dactyl Hill Squad
  22. Phi, Bao. Illustrated by Thi Bui. A Different Pond
  23. Sheinkin, Steve. Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon
  24. Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. Jingle Dancer
  25. Soontornvat, Christina. Diary of an Ice Princess: Snow Place Like Home
  26. Stelson, Caren B. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story
  27. Steptoe, Javaka. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat
  28. Takei, George. They Called Us the Enemy
  29. Tan, Susan. Illustrated by Dana Wulfekotte. Cilla Lee-Jenkins, Future Author Extraordinaire
  30. Yang, Kao Kalia. A Map Into the World
  31. Yang, Gene Luen and Mike Holmes. Secret Coders book 1

Note: I’m always learning. On July 18, 2019, I removed It’s Perfectly Normal from this required reading list due to concerns mentioned on the Books for Littles page. We will talk about this in terms of critically evaluating information resources for young people.

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