Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has assembled lesson plans for all ages, created by teachers for teachers, on a wide range of topics, including race and ethnicity, immigration and gender. It also provides materials on themes you may feature in your curricula, such as civil rights, ethnic identity, women’s history and many, many other topics.
Multicultural Books and Resources
Looking for books to captivate, engage and feature students of color, students of marginalized identities, students with disabilities and students with diverse families? Here are several links to get you going:
- We Need Diverse Books - Where to find diverse books
- First Books - Stories for all project
- Concordia - Diverse children's books
- Medium.com - Indigenous reads by Indigenous writers
- Reading Rockets - Books for K-6
- Epic Reads - Young audience books by people of color
- BookRiot - Books about non-traditional families
- Langston League - 100 books for black boys
- Iris Center - Books for kids about disabilities
- Mrs. D's Corner - Disability books for kids
- Books for littles - Books featuring capable disabled characters
- Colorful Pages - Multicultural books and lessons
- Goodreads - Diverse families
- The Quiet Pond and Head Scarves and Hardbacks -- books by Muslim authors
If you need help writing a grant to purchase any of these books, check out these NEA resources, including a grant writing webinar.
Color Your World with Words
As a result of New Business Item 28 from the 2020 WEA Representative Assembly, WEA is publishing a list of books by authors of color for educators so they can provide students with books that reflect their backgrounds and cultures. Check out and download our book lists: Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.