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Reading List Coordination Committee

Collection Development Statement
The Texas Library Association Reading Lists are not designed to support any particular curriculum. Librarians are not required or expected to purchase every book on the various lists. Due to the diversity in age range and topics, librarians should follow their local collection development policies and guidelines when considering which titles to purchase for their library.


The purpose of the Reading List Coordination Committee (RLCC) is to ensure that the TLA reading lists are representative of the highest standards of our profession and Association. We provide annual continuing education to reading list committee members on the techniques of literary evaluation and assessment, explore issues of intellectual freedom and selection of materials for a multicultural, multilingual population; and reinforce TLA’s commitment to these ethics and values.

How to Diversify Your KidLit-related Lists

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Source: Barton, Chris (2018, March 15). How to Diversify Your KidLit-Related Lists #kidlitwomen. blog. Created in consultation with Janie Bymum and Karen Blumenthal. Retrieved from 

Diversity in Children’s Books – 2018

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Source: Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner, with statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Retrieved from

Ten Tips for Good Book Discussion

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Source: Barthelmess, Thom. (2014). Thom’s Rules of Order: Ten Tips for Good Book Discussion. The Horn Book. Retrieved from

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

Source: Sparks, Louise Derman (2016). Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books. Social Justice Books. Retrieved from

Where to Find Diverse Books

Source: We Need Diverse Books! Retrieved from

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