Gecko Press (Wellington, New Zealand). Distributed in the US by Lerner Books.
Groundwood Books (Toronto, Canada). Distributed in the US by Publishers Group West.
Little Hare Books (Melbourne, Australia). Distributed in the US by Independent Publishers Group.
Tara Books (Chennai, India). Distributed in the US by Publishers Group West.
All Brown All Around: A Blog about Latinos in Children’s and Young Adult Books
American Indians in Children’s Literature: This blog provides critical perspectives and analyses of Indigenous peoples in children’s books, school curriculum, popular culture, and society.
Best Children's Books of 2018: Huffington Post blog highlights features of several books on the Doors website.
The Brown Bookshelf: African American Voices in Children’s Literature
CCBlogC: Observations about Books for Children and Teens from the Cooperative Children's Book Center
Cynsations: A Source for Conversations about Children’s Literature Publishing & Teaching by author Cynthia Leitich Smith
De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children
Latin@s in Kid Lit: Latino Children’s and YA Literature
The Learning Network: Teaching and Learning with the New York Times
The Open Book: A Blog on Race, Diversity, Education and Children’s Books
Reading While White: Allies for Racial Diversity & Inclusion for Books for Children & Teens
African Studies Center Outreach Program, Boston University: Resources and curricula for teaching about Africa
Alliance for Childhood: The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living.
Asia for Educators: An Initiative of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University
Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC): The CCBC is a noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children's and young adult literature at the University of Wisconsin.
East Asia Gateway for Linking Educators (EAGLE): This site is an online resource of materials for teaching about Asia, and a portal where teachers can share teaching materials and their own ratings and reviews of materials hosted by the University of Pittsburgh.
Edutopia: What Works in Education
First Book Stories for All Project: List of diverse books at discounted prices
Five College Center for East Asian Studies (FCCEAS): FCCEAS is committed to promoting East Asian Studies at the Five Colleges and supports, encourages, and improves the teaching of East Asian cultures in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and two- and four-year colleges in the Northeast.
Oyate: Books and Resources about Native Americans
Program for Teaching East Asia: TEA at the University of Colorado Boulder conducts national, regional, and state projects for teachers and students.
ReadThinkWrite: Offers free materials and resources for high quality literacy practices.
Teaching for Change: Resources for reading and teaching social change
Teaching Tolerance: A blog where teachers who care about diversity, equity and social justice can find news, conversation, resources and support
Visual Thinking Strategies: Resources for using Visual Thinking Strategies
Worlds of Words: Resources for building bridges across cultures through children's and adolescent literature
Zinn Education Project: Resources at all grade levels for teaching from the perspective of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History
International Literacy Association (formerly International Reading Association)
Bearne, E. (2009). Assessing Multimodal Texts. In Burke, A. & Hammett, R. Assessing new literacies: Perspectives from the classroom, pp. 15-33. New York: Peter Lang.
Booklist (digital version, journal). (January 2016). Spotlight on Multicultural Literature, 12:11. Available at https://www.booklistreader.com/2016/01/28/books-and-authors/the-latest-booklist-spotlight-on-multicultural-literature-2/
Botelho, M.J., Kerekes, J., Jang, E. & Stagg Peterson, S. (2014). Assessing multiliteracies: Mismatches and opportunities. Language and Literacy, 16:1, pp. 1-20.
Botelho, M.J. (2009). Canadian children’s literature. Multicultural perspectives, 11:2, pp. 116-122.
Botelho, M.J. & Rudman, M. (2009). Critical multicultural analysis of children’s literature: Mirrors, windows and doors. New York: Routledge.
Cai, M. (2008). Transactional theory and the study of multicultural literature. Language Arts, 85:3, Challenges to children’s literature, pp. 212-220.
Cope, B., & Kalantzis, M. (2013). "Multiliteracies": New literacies, new learning. In M. R. Hawkin (Ed.), Framing languages and literacies: Socially situated views and perspectives (pp. 105-135). New York, NY: Routledge.
Franco, M. & Unrath, K. (2014). Carpe Diem: Seizing the Common Core with Visual Thinking Strategies. Art Education, 67:1, pp. 28-32.
Journal of Folklore and Education. Available at http://locallearningnetwork.org/guest-artist/journal/
Kelley, J.E., Rosenberger, C. & Botelho, M.J. (2005). Recurring themes about poverty in realistic fiction picture books. The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association, 24:1, pp. 25-30.
Lambert, M. (2010). Gutter talk and more: Picturebook paratexts, illustration, and design at storytime. Children and Libraries, Winter 2010, pp. 36-46.
Lambert, M. (2015). Reading Picture Books with Children. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Low, Jason T. (2016). Where is the diversity in publishing? The 2015 Diversity Baseline Survey Results. Downloaded from https://blog.leeandlow.com/2016/01/26/where-is-the-diversity-in-publishing-the-2015-diversity-baseline-survey-results/
Robinson, Jasmine A. (2013). Critical Approaches to Multicultural Children's Literature in the Elementary Classroom: Challenging Pedagogies of Silence. New England Reading Association Journal, 48:2, pp. 43-51, 88.
Rudman, M. & Botelho, M.J. (2005). Shock of Hair: Hair as a Cultural Theme in Children’s Literature. The Dragon Lode: The Journal of the Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association, 24:1, pp. 11-19.
Sims, R. (1990). Mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors. Perspectives: Choosing and Using Books for the Classroom, 6(3).
Stan, Susan. (2014). Global Voices: Picture Books from Around the World. Chicago: ALA Editions. A carefully selected list of picture books first published outside the US and republished in the US, all still in print or readily available in libraries. It contains three chapters that would be especially useful for Doors users: Why Read Books from Other Countries?, Children’s Book Illustration and Culture, and Reading across Cultures. The bibliography will be useful to teachers looking for picture books with specific cultural connections.
You-Lee, E., Fowler, L., Adkins, D., Kim, Kyung-Sun, and Davis, H. (2014). Evaluating Cultural Authenticity in Multicultural Picture Books: A Collaborative Analysis for Diversity Education. Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 84:3, pp. 324-346.
Change in the “All White World of Children’s Literature”: Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop does a status update
Critical Literacy: Using Picture Books to Read The World: Alexis Birner (M.Ed) and Lindsay Bromley (M.Ed) present their Masters of Education graduate thesis at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada
Whole Book Approach: Megan Lambert reading with children