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Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature

 2019 Grant Information

 El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)

 Grant Program Overview Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature (CSMCL) is an organization advocating for multicultural children’s literature which includes librarians, teachers, parents, caregivers, students, and experts in the field of children’s literature. CSMCL will award a $500.00 grant in selected multicultural children’s books to your library that serve children and their families who are having a Día library program, El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) with an African American Focus. The Día grant is funded by the CSMCL in partnership with the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) and author Pat Mora, the founder of Children’s Day, Book Day/ El día de los niños, El día de los libros; often known as Día. Grant Eligibility Libraries that serve children and their families who are having a Día program, El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), with an African American Focus are eligible to apply. The Día event must be held on or about April 30, 2019. Grant Award Amount CSMCL will award a $500 grant in selected multicultural children’s books for your library. To verify the event, the winning library must submit 15 digital photos (as jpegs) of the Día event to CSMCL by sending the 15 jpegs via email (preferred) or on a USB flash drive via U.S. Mail no later than one week after the Día event.

 Selection Criteria Awardees will be selected based upon creativity and originality of the implementation of their 2019 Día program, El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), with an African American Focus.

 Grant Application

For an application regarding CSMCL’s 2019 Día grant program, contact Dr. Claudette S. McLinn, Executive Director, via email: CSMCL.org@gmail.com. Grant Deadline and Award Announcement Application must be received by February 28, 2019. Award will be announced on or about March 1, 2019. FAX, email, or mail application to: Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, c/o Dr. Claudette McLinn, Executive Director, 8461 South Van Ness Avenue, Suite 101, Inglewood, CA 90305. The FAX number is 805.583.0207 and the email address is CSMCL.org@gmail.com.

For more information about El Día de Los Ninos/El Día de los Libros, go to the official Día sites: http://dia.ala.org/ and http://www.patmora.com

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Looking for graduate credit??

Participants interested in one hour of graduate course credit through NLU may attend  ‌ and complete the requirements of our coinciding graduate course. The next conference course will be offering in Spring, 2019.

Jan Burkins & Kim Yaris

Who's Doing the Work?

Friday, June 21, 2019

8:00am - 3:00pm

Holiday Inn Skokie

Course info coming soon!

To register for NLU professional development courses visit:

https://www.nl.edu/nds/


Looking for Volunteer Opportunities??


Volunteer with Little Village READS after school


Come work with 1st—3rd grade students in Little Village to improve their reading scores and promote a love for learning!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday - Come one day or all four!
2:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Erie Neighborhood House, Little Village Site (3 blocks west of Pulaski Rd., 2 blocks north of 26th Street.) 4225 W. 25th Street Chicago, IL 60623

For more info:  773-964-2527 or jrocha@eriehouse.org 

Or click on the flyer:  Little Village Reads Flyer

 


ANDERSON'S BOOKSHOP PRESENTS:

17th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast

Saturday, February 23rd

8:00 AM–12:00PM

Bobak's Signature Events | Woodridge, IL

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast while an author or illustrator joins you for table discussions between the keynote speakers.

OVER 60 AUTHORS NOW ATTENDING!

 

Click HERE for tickets and a full list of participating authors!

 


We Need Diverse Books

2019 WNDB in the Classroom Giveaway

Since 2014, WNDB has donated over 13,500 diverse books to schools nationwide, via the WNDB in the Classroom program. If you are a teacher or educator, we encourage you to enter our newest giveaway, which is open from now until January 18th, 2019. 

We will provide the following diverse titles to schools and libraries in need:

Picture Book
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

Middle Grade
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Flying Lessons & Other Stories, edited by Ellen Oh

Young Adult
The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

Winning classrooms will receive a set of at least 30 books of *one* title listed above. Please note that winners will be responsible for sending photos of students with the books, short blurbs from the students about their new books, as well as signed release forms so that WNDB may use these photos and blurbs for future fundraising purposes.

To apply, please fill out an application by January 18th, 2019. Our team will email you if you are a winner.  If you're interested in receiving Flying Lessons, we especially welcome submissions from the Boston area. One of our fall fundraiser donors would like to provide a box of this anthology to a Boston-based school or library. 

WNDB warmly thanks Penguin Random House for donating the following titles: Dreamers, Amal Unbound, and The Brilliant Death. We also extend our deepest gratitude for our fall fundraiser donors who are donating classroom sets of Flying Lessons & Other Stories

Note: At this time, we are only accepting applications for schools/libraries within the U.S. Previously selected winners of a WNDB book giveaway between 1/1/17 and 11/30/18 are ineligible.

If you have questions, please email: carolinerichmond@diversebooks.org

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  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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