Books & Materials
Book collections are the heart of our program. The ability for students to access books is critical to their success.
It is so important to give our children access to an array of high-quality books that are as diverse and vibrant as the world they live in. Our commitment at CLI is to provide Black and Latinx children with access to high quality, anti-bias, identity-affirming books in a range of topics and genres and across multiple languages.
High-quality books are important because they offer children windows and mirrors. Windows offer children a glimpse into the lives and experiences of people different from themselves. Mirrors reflect children’s own lived experiences. Both help children make sense of the world around them. Likewise, books that offer windows and mirrors serve as an invitation for families to see themselves as part of literacy journey of their children.
Home Lending Libraries
Independent Reading Collections
Informational Text Collections
Read Aloud Collections
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