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The TED Talk given by Grace Lin describes the need for children to have access to books that are both “windows and mirrors”. By “mirrors” she means books in which they can 'see themselves', or someone to whom they can relate because they are alike in some way. By “windows" she means books that allow children to see into another person’s culture or background, or to find people who are different in some way. This guide offers some resources parents can use at home and showcases some of the books found in the Bridge library. This is a living document - changes will be made regularly.
Links for other lists
We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books™ is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.
Primary Source's Global Literature List
Primary Source is a nonprofit organization that works to advance global education in schools. Check out some of their recommending books to support Global Literature.
World of Words
Focused on helping educators find global literature and discover ways to use it in their classrooms, this website at the University of Arizona includes a database of books that you can search or browse by age, region, or genre.
The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) serves as the U.S. national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), which was founded to promote international understanding and good will through books for children and adolescents.