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CLACS Books & Resources

cya books copy.jpgReading Month Children's and Young Adult Literature Resources

This document contains lists of different children and young adult literature, including books of distinction that CLACS has available for K-12 programs. Also included in the document, when available, are links to teaching resources for the books.

Many have received recognition from CLASP's Américas Award, the Pura Belpré Award or the International Latino Book Awards. Additionally, there are lists around different themes, bilingual books in English and Spanish, and links to other lists of books with Latin American related content. 

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Teaching Latin America & the Caribbean Resources

This document includes online and digital resources including videos and curricular activities and ideas. 

Juneteenth Day: Slavery & African Diaspora in Latin America & the Caribbean Resources

Slavery.jpgHistory includes some tough issues to discuss. This list includes resources related to talking about difficult topics such as race and slavery, slavery in Latin America, including the Transatlantic Slave Trace, and resistance movements in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Earth Month, Environment & Sustainability Resources

environ books.jpgLiterature and other multi-media resources are available at this list.


Women's History Month Resources

Celia Cruz.jpgThis list contains resources about notable historical and contemporary women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Resources

Dolores.jpgSee this list for books honoring the legacy and role of migrant workers and activists César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, Silvia Mendez and Emma Tenayuca and their fight for social justice.

Cinco de Mayo: What It Is & What It Isn't

cinco de mayo.jpgCinco de mayo is not Mexican Independence Day but it is an inspiring story of resistance and perseverance. Check out this page for resources.