Booklists

Our love for reading and sharing books has inspired us to create multiple booklists for educators looking for quality texts for young people. We divided them into three basic categories: Thematic Lists, Award Lists, and bibliographies from our Language and Culture Kits. These recommendations should keep you reading!

WOW Thematic Lists
Anti-racist Book Lists and Resources
Epidemics and Pandemics
Family Story Backpacks
Globalizing K-12 Reading Lists of Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Kids Taking Action
Language Learning: Children’s and Young Adult Fiction
Paired Book Picturebook Sets
Refugee Experiences in Literature
WOW Libros: Leyendo Entre Palabras
WOW Recommends: Book of the Month
WOW Review: Reading Across Cultures
WOW Teen Reading Ambassadors’ Reading List

Award-Winning Books
GLOBAL
The Américas Award (Latinx experiences globally)
Batchelder Award (Translated Books)
Children’s Africana Book Award
Middle East Book Award
Notable Books for a Global Society
USBBY’s Outstanding International Books

MULTICULTURAL
American Indian Youth Literature Award
Arab American Book Award
Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
Carter G. Woodson Book Awards (Ethnicity and Race Relations)
Coretta Scott King Award (African American Culture and Universal Human Values)
Dolly Gray Children’s Literature Award (Disability experience)
Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards (Social Justice)
National Jewish Book Award
Pura Belpré Medal (Latino Cultural Experience)
Rainbow Book List (LGBTQ+ Experiences)
Schneider Family Book Award (Disability Experience)
Stonewall Book Awards (LGBTQIA+ Experience)
Sydney Taylor Book Award (Jewish Experience)
Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
Walter Dean Myers Award (Diverse Books by Diverse Authors)
Where to Find Diverse Books from We Need Diverse Books

WOW Language and Culture Kits
Arabic-Speaking Countries & Cultures Book & Resource List
Mandarin/China Language and Culture Kit Book List
Japanese/Japan Language and Culture Kit Book List
Hangul/Korea Language and Culture Kit Book List
Portuguese/Brazil Language and Culture Kit Book List
Spanish/Mexico Language and Culture Kit
Hopi & Navajo/American Indians of the Southwest Language and Culture Kit
Spanish/Chile & Peru Language and Culture Kit
American Sign Language/Deaf Culture Language and Culture Kit
Dinka/East Africa Language and Culture Kit
Finnish/Finland Language and Culture Kit
Hindi/India Language and Culture Kit
Nepali/Nepal & Bhutan Language and Culture Kit
Maori/New Zealand Language and Culture Kit
Russian/Russia Language and Culture Kit

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