Natural Resources Listserv

Camille Catlett at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC – Chapel Hill manages and publishes a listserv called Natural Resources that includes excellent classroom resources for early childhood teachers.  (If you are unfamiliar, a listserv is like an electronic newsletter that you subscribe to via email).  About once a week, subscribers receive an email with Camille’s curated resource suggestions on a topic of the week.  This week’s topic included children’s books for supporting each and every child.  Take a look at the list of suggestions below.

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Children’s Books for Supporting Each and Every Child

Children’s Books that Include Diverse Family Structures

Indians in Children’s Literature: Best Books

Native Women’s History: American Indian Heritage

Latinas Who Made a Difference

Board Books and More: Hispanic Heritage

50+ Picture Books About Mixed Race Families

Essential Children’s Books to Empower Black Girls to Love Their Hair

10 Books That Empower Kids to Stand Up and Speak Out

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Childhood Children’s Book List

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

African-American Experience Children’s Literary Reference Guide (2011-2016)

Top 100+ Recommended African-American Children’s Books

The End of Bullying Begins with Me: Bullying Prevention Books for Young Children

Children’s Books that Break Gender Role Stereotypes

12 Children’s Books that Challenge Traditional Gender Roles

Looking at Gender Identity with Children’s Books

Children’s Books on Bullying/Friendship Issues

 Culturally Relevant Books in the ELL Classroom


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