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Handy Topics in the Curriculum Department

Looking for a certain theme for items in the various collections in the Curriculum Department? Start here!

This Handy Topic...

will help you locate the different BCALA Children & Young Adult Literacy Award books that are in our collections.  Just click on a name to go to the record!

Please note: if a title is not linked, it means that we currently do not have it in our collection.  Please check the Kearney Public Library or consider ordering it from Interlibrary Loan

BCALA Children & Young Adult Literary Award

The BCALA Children & Young Adult Literary Award is presented by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and is sponsored by the School Library Journal.

This award, first presented in 2021, "highlight[s] the diversity of the Black experience and recognize authors and books that provide windows, mirrors, and sliding doors for our children to feel and be seen in their schools, libraries, and broader communities." (7/29/2021 award press release)

BCALA Children & Young Adult Literary Award 2024

BCALA Children & Young Adult Literary Award 2021