Kids Like Us | Rowman & Littlefield
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 ( 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