A fantastic BadgerLink resource to help readers connect deeply with books is TeachingBooks.net. Their mission is to equitably give all readers insights and opportunities that deepen their understanding and joy of the books they are reading. Part of this mission is to provide educational digital resources for quality fiction and nonfiction books that bring culture and race to the forefront of literary conversations with authentic, primary source instructional materials.
TeachingBooks.net includes resources that represent diverse cultural experiences as reflected in quality fiction and nonfiction books.
For example you can:
- Identify exceptional diverse titles for all content areas.
- Learn directly from authors and illustrators of diverse literature, such as Jason Reynolds, as they share experiences and insights.
- Embed award-winning titles from lists like the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Schneider Family Book Award, Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award and more into your instruction.
Sample Resources include:
For more information about using BadgerLink to find diverse books, check out our blog from last month where we shared some strategies for using NoveList and NoveList K-8: Diverse Books and BadgerLink.