The Importance of Diversity in Collections

Library collections should be seen as resources that support all patrons and the communities that they serve. Young patrons especially need a collection that represents character diversity and subjects that promotes equality for all races, as well as people with disabilities, religions, and members of the LGBTQ community. Children are at a critical time of … Continue reading The Importance of Diversity in Collections


Book Review: Daddy’s Roommate

WILLHOITE, Michael. Daddy's Roommate. 30p. Alyson Books. June 1990. Tr $15.95. ISBN 978-1555831783. Preschool-Grade 2- In this picture book from the early 90s, a young boy talks about his divorced father's boyfriend Frank and their relationship. Frank and his dad take the boy to the zoo, the beach, and other fun activities that display their loving … Continue reading Book Review: Daddy’s Roommate

NonFiction Book Comparisons: NCSS and Sibert Winners

Tonatiuh, Duncan. Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation. 2014. 40 pages. Abrams Books for Young Readers. Tr $18.95 ISBN 9781419710544. Grades 2-5. AWARDS: 2015 Elementary Winner (Grades K-6) of the Carter G. Woodson Book Award from the National Council of Social Studies. Also an honor book for the Robert F. Sibert … Continue reading NonFiction Book Comparisons: NCSS and Sibert Winners