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Recommended Reading: June

Highline College's librarians recommend materials from the library collection on a wide variety of topics.

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The International Children's Day has been observed in many countries on June 1 since 1950. It was established by the Women's International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (22 November 1949). In the United States, "National Child's Day" was proclaimed by President George W. Bush as June 3, 2001 and in subsequent years on the first Sunday in June.

Our library has presented a reading/viewing list related to diverse perspective views on children's development, children's mental and physical health, protection of children from violence, exploitation and abuse, and children's education. You can find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

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International Children's Digital Library


The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge. The Foundation pursues its vision by building a digital library of outstanding children's books from around the world and supporting communities of children and adults in exploring and using this literature through innovative technology.

Multicultural and Diverse Children's Literature

Multicultural and Diverse Children's Literature sponsored by Michigan State University Library helps to Identify the quality of children's literature. Teachers want to be sure that the literature they use offers positive role models for all children. There are different websites, libguide, book search tools and children story resources are very helpful for teachers and parents.

LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources
This searchable site offers information about learning disabilities and A.D.D. You can learn where to get help and when national LD conferences and other events are held. There's an electronic bulletin board for connecting with other teachers and parents as well as a KidZone that offers artwork and stories by young people with learning disabilit ...

Special Education Resources on the Internet
"Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. This collection exists in order to make on-line Special Education resources more easily and readily available in one location."

For Educators
"For Educators is a clearinghouse of ideas, from educators to educators. It offers teaching units, student handouts, timely reports and background material for media education across the curriculum, K - 12. "

Small Planet
This Web site contains articles, strategies, lesson plans, links, and materials for teachers and students. You can also learn to make your own Web pages.

Helping Children Succeed in School
"Helping Children Succeed in School is a program written by University of Illinois Extension educators that gives successful strategies for parents and caregivers to help their children succeed in school." Topics include parental involvement, grades, stress, learning styles, test taking, and getting extra help.

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June: Children Awareness Month

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