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American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)


Established in 2006 by Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books. Dr. Jean Mendoza joined AICL as a co-editor in 2016.

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American Indians in Children's Literature is used by Native and non-Native parents, librarians, teachers, editors, professors, and students. It is assigned reading in courses in English, Library Science, and Education in the United States and Canada.

A sampling of Native and non-Native websites and bloggers that link to AICL (updated 4/09/2011):

American Indian Higher Education Consortium, American Indian Library Association, American Indian Studies Consortium, AmoXcalli, Archimedes Forgets: Unsung YA, Book Moot, Bowllan's Blog at School Library Journal, BlogScholar, Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site,, Cinco Puntos Press, Cooperative Children's Book Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Critical Literacy in Practice, Cynthia Leitich Smith's Website, Dakota State University Library, Diversity in YA Fiction, First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies (blog), Fledgling (Zetta Elliott's blog), Humboldt State University Research Guides, Indian Country Today, Indigenous Education Resources, Indigo's Bookshelf, International Reading Association Literacy Links, International Society for Technology in Education, Karen Strom's Index of Native American Book Resources, Madison Voices, Mitali's Fire Escape, Multiculturalism Rocks: Cultural Diversity in Children's Literature, National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems, National Council of Social Studies, Native Appropriations, New Jersey Library Association, New Mexico Magazine Art Links, Northern Arizona University Indian Education, Philip Nel's Literary Links, Planetesme, Rasco from Reading is Fundamental, Reading While White, Read Roger's "White Man Speaks," Rough Rock Community School, Santa Ysabel Tribal Library, (musings on korean diaspora, children's literature, and adoption), Shen's Books, South Dakota State Library Tribal Resources, Teaching for Change, The Miss Rumphius Effect, Tockla's World of Children's Literature, Turtle Talk Blog (Indigenous Law), University of Connecticut Literacy Web, University of Illinois School Collection, University of Montana Indian Education for All, University of Winnipeg's Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures, When Turtles Fly (Deborah Miranda's blog), Works Cited (Natalie Cecire's blog), Zinn Education Project.

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