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Navigating the Children's Collection

Locating Multicultural Literature

Searching for Multicultural / Diversity titles requires some creativity: 

There are currently no genre headings to easily locate multicultural children's literature.  The best approach is to perform a keyword search that identifies the group or culture you are interested in and either limit your results to the children's literature collection or add the additional phrase "AND Juvenile Literature" or "AND Juvenile Fiction" to your search strategy.  Remember to truncate your terms to locate plural endings.

Here are some ideas to try:

  • African American*
  • Asian*
  • Bisexual*
  • Gay*
  • Jew* or Judaism
  • Latino*
  • Lesbian*
  • Mentally Challenged
  • Muslim*
  • India
  • Native American*
  • Pakistan*
  • Physically Challenged
  • Transgender

Here is a sample search strategy:

african american* AND (juvenile literature OR juvenile fiction)