Education Library receives American Library Association Grant

From left, Arnell Hammond and Julie Frye

Dr. Julie Marie Frye (Education Library, Head) and Literacy, Culture, and Language Education doctoral student Arnell Hammond were awarded a 2018 Carnegie-Whitney Grant by the American Library Association.

The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States.

The money will be used to pursue an electronic picture book bibliography on disabilities that represent children and families of color. This bibliography will serve as a support tool for the undergraduate curriculum in the School of Education as well as a collection development strategy for the Education Library.

“Children and families of color who are impacted by disabilities deserve to find themselves and their stories represented in picture books on the shelves of their libraries,” writes Frye. “It’s our responsibility to identify, purchase, and promote picture books about disabilities that both physically and culturally represent the identities and experiences of people of color.”