ILA Resource Collection: Using Culturally Relevant and Responsive Children’s Literature


Including diverse books in your classroom library isn’t enough; it’s what you do with them that matters most.

This ILA Resource Collection examines how to implement culturally relevant and responsive literature in your curriculum in meaningful ways that empower student learning. Offering evidence-based, practitioner-friendly content, this collection is your starting point to move your books off your shelves and into your practice.


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Grace Enriquez on Why Careful Selection of Children’s Literature Matters

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Grace Enriquez on Why Careful Selection of Children’s Literature Matters

How being more thoughtful about the books we use in the curriculum allows us to better represent students’ experiences.

Speaker(s): Grace Enriquez


Chad Everett on What It Means to Label a Book “Diverse”

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Chad Everett on What It Means to Label a Book “Diverse”

Why having diverse books is not enough because it begs the question, “Diverse for whom?”

Speaker(s): Chad Everett


Tricia Ebarvia on Why We Need More Than Diverse Books

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Tricia Ebarvia on Why We Need More Than Diverse Books

A look at shifting the narrative for students by going beyond the bookshelf and disrupting the entire curriculum. *This video is excerpted from a full session.

Speaker(s): Tricia Ebarvia


Linda Sue Park on Thinking Critically About What We Read

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Linda Sue Park on Thinking Critically About What We Read

The difference between centering and othering in children’s literature book talks and the need to emphasize universal human experiences.

Speaker(s): Linda Sue Park


Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera on Reading in Community

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Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera on Reading in Community

How to move from the teacher-centered read-aloud to a community-centered, interactive reading experience. *This video is excerpted from a full session.

Speaker(s): Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera


“The Brown Face of Hope”: Reading Engagement and African American Boys

“The Brown Face of Hope”: Reading Engagement and African American Boys

On the need to introduce children to an important counternarrative about themselves and their history by more effectively using African American literature in the classroom.

Author(s): Terry Meier


Making Space: Complicating a Canonical Text Through Critical, Multimodal Work in a Secondary Language Arts Classroom

Making Space: Complicating a Canonical Text Through Critical, Multimodal Work in a Secondary Language Arts Classroom

A look at how pairing a contemporary graphic novel with Hamlet in a secondary classroom spoke back to the ways in which power and privilege operate in texts.

Author(s): Ashley K. Dallacqua, Annmarie Sheahan


Moments of Pause: Understanding Students’ Shifting Perceptions During a Muslim Young Adult Literature Learning Experience

Moments of Pause: Understanding Students’ Shifting Perceptions During a Muslim Young Adult Literature Learning Experience

An examination of shifting perceptions of Muslims and Islamic culture through the use of young adult literature in a secondary classroom.

Author(s): Ricki Ginsberg, Wendy J. Glenn


“Reading Across Communities” in Biliteracy Practices: Examining Translocal Discourses and Cultural Flows in Literature Discussions

“Reading Across Communities” in Biliteracy Practices: Examining Translocal Discourses and Cultural Flows in Literature Discussions

On engaging immigrant children in literature discussions in the elementary classroom.

Author(s): Carmen Medina


Got Diverse Texts? Now What? Teachers as Critical Guides in the Moment

Got Diverse Texts? Now What? Teachers as Critical Guides in the Moment

On why it’s not just about having a diverse classroom library collection; it’s what you do with it that matters most. 

Author(s): Tiffany M. Nyachae