Children's & YA books by topic: PDP resources

This page highlights a selection of children's & young adult titles related to a few popular topics available in the Curriculum Collection.The titles and topics featured on this page are not exhaustive. Think of them as inspiration for further searching and discovery! For more resources related to Children's Literature, please view the Children's Literature resource guide

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  2021 Award-winning titles

Recent critically acclaimed children's and YA literature on a variety of subjects, including fiction and non-fiction works.

For more, search the Library Catalogue and limit by Location: "Curriculum Collection":

  • For information books, search subject juvenile literature
  • For novels, search subject juvenile fiction OR fiction
  • For picture books, search subject juvenile pictorial works OR stories without words
  • For poetry, search subject juvenile poetry OR children's poetry

  Tip: For recent publications, sort or limit results by Date.

  Race, place & culture

Sample titles exploring themes of race, ethnicity, culture, place, and identity, including some international titles.

For more, search the Library Catalogue and limit by Location: "Curriculum Collection":

  • Try keywords like Race OR Culture

  Gender & sexuality

Sample titles exploring themes of gender and sexuality, including gender roles, sexual trauma, and gender non-conformity.

For more, search the Library Catalogue and limit by Location: "Curriculum Collection":

  • Try keywords like Gender OR Sex

  Loss & grief

Sample titles exploring themes of loss, death, and grief from young and unique perspectives.

For more, search the Library Catalogue and limit by Location: "Curriculum Collection":

  • Try keywords like Death OR Loss OR Grief

  Technology & teens

Sample titles exploring the intersection of technology and adolescence, including stories about social media and cyberbullying, tech-driven science fiction, and tales of teen hackers.

For more, search the Library Catalogue and limit by Location: "Curriculum Collection":

  • Try keywords like Technology OR Social Media OR Internet

 Disability & difference

Sample titles exploring themes of disability, neurodiversity, and difference.

For more, search the Library Catalogue and limit by Location: "Curriculum Collection":

  • Try keywords like Disability OR Neurodiversity