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Kids Like Us
The Kids Like Us series published by Rowman & Littlefield is designed to support educators in discovering the world of high-quality urban children's literature and to demonstrate the potential for culturally relevant texts to increase literacy. More Mirrors in the Classroom: Using Urban Children's Literature to Increase Literacy is the first book in the series. It includes research summaries, guidelines for text selection, and a step-by-step guide to increasing the cultural relevance of literacy instruction with urban children's literature. The second book in the series will provide practical guidance for building high-quality, culturally relevant classroom library collections and for utilizing the classroom library as a central part of daily literacy instruction. The third book will document practice in urban classrooms, showcasing how teachers have used urban children's literature in a range of inquiry-based projects and thematic units to support children's reading and writing development. The Kids Like Us website (www.kidslikeus.org) provides additional resources to accompany the series, including access to descriptions, cover art, and reading levels of high-quality multicultural and urban children's literature, as well as links to teaching guides, author and illustrator websites, and other resources.

Editor(s): Jane Flemming
More Mirrors in the Classroom: Using Urban Children's Literature to Increase Literacy
JANE FLEMING; SUSAN CATAPANO; CANDACE M. THOMPSON AND SANDY RUVALCABA CARRILLO
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers • June 2016 • Professional