Below is a collection of our favorite websites with resources for educators, students, and parents. Our goal is to provide you with numerous links to children’s and young adult literature information as well as organizations that connect to our goal of empowering and engaging young readers through high-quality literature.
All About Adolescent Literacy
This website features resources for educators and parents. It provides themed book lists, author interviews, lesson plan ideas, and more.
We Need Diverse Books
We Need Diverse Books is an organization that helps advocate for more diversity in the publishing of children’s and young adult novels. You will find diverse book lists, a book talk kit, and author blogs.
This website features resources for parents and educators to engage young readers from grades K–3. It hosts book lists, activities, strategies for teaching reading, author interviews, and themed book lists.
The ALAN Picks column is a regular book review column featuring the newest YA titles reviewed by teachers and librarians.
The National Book Foundation
The National Book Foundation has many resources for teens, educators and parents. They host public programs, grant book awards, highlight up-and-coming authors, and offer support to programs who create and sustain a love of reading in their community.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Knox County Public Library
If you live in Knoxville, the library has many resources for you to utilize for free. They host teen programs and offer free library cards and homework help.
National Council of Teachers of English
Through collaboration and community, shared stories and shared experiences, NCTE supports teachers and their students in classrooms, on college campuses, and in online learning environments.
The Coretta Scott King Award
The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.