Children's Literature Interdisciplinary Collection - CLIC: Include

Resources that support the teaching, learning and scholarship of children's and young adult literature.

Stonewall Book Awards

The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table.

Schneider Family Book Awards

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Schneider Award

Coretta Scott King Award

The Coretta Scott King Book Award is given to African American authors and illustrator for outstanding inspirational and educational contributions.

Coretta Scott King Award

Pura Belpre Award

The Belpré Medal honors a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose works best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Belpre Award

Hans Christian Anderson Award

Every other year IBBY presents the Hans Christian Andersen Awards to a living author and illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The Hans Christian Andersen Award is the highest international recognition given to an author and an illustrator of children's books.

Hans Christian Andersen Award

News & Events

Fabienne’s “Stay Woke” Children’s Book List - A non-exhaustive list of children’s books covering various social issues around equity and social justice.


Deborah Ellis has a new Web site:

Ellis' books include The Bread Winner, We Want You To Know: Kids Talk About Bullying, and many interviews with chidlren and teens in the United States and abroad.


Diversity Resources in the Library

Use the ADVANCED KEYWORD search in the library catalog for any diversity topic and LIMIT the LOCATION to Children's Collection.

Controversial Materials in CLIC

The materials in this research collection represent points of view, ideas, images and opinions across a wide range of age, race, religion, national origin, and social or political views. Through the retention and inclusion of controversial texts and illustrations, the collection provides an opportunity for the examination of historical and current trends in children’s literature.

The primary role of an academic children’s literature collection is distinct from public and school libraries. Due to this distinct purpose, we have materials that might not be included in public or school library collections such as holocaust denial, gender bias, and racial stereotyping. The Children’s Literature Interdisciplinary Collection supports students and faculty from a variety of disciplines including Communication, Art, Education, English, Theatre Arts, and History and these literatures and illustrations are made available for evidential exploration and revelation.

Appreciation of the breadth and depth of children’s literature can also raise awareness regarding the visionary, insightful, and ground breaking works that coexist within the collection. Silencing, marginalization, and disrespect are real experiences. Context is essential to the appreciation and celebration of children’s literature authors and illustrators who saw beyond their situation and time.

Please do not hesitate to contact the library if you have any questions or concerns about our library holdings.


Consult the CLIC Librarian

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Sylvia Tag
The Western Libraries

Office: Wilson Library 272

Phone: 360.650.7992