Children’s and Young Adult Literature Book Fellows

Summer 2023

$1000 stipends available for
Milwaukee Public Schools teachers and librarians 

To support more diverse books in classrooms and libraries and integration of diverse books in the curriculum, the UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) will award $1000 summer stipends to five Milwaukee Public Schools teachers and librarians (any related subject area, any level) to spend one week (M-F, flexible) exploring children’s and young adult book collections in the UWM Libraries Curriculum Collection and ways to connect the books to their classrooms/libraries. Selected Fellows will be responsible for creation of a shareable deliverable that fits their own teaching/library needs. Individual and team applications welcome.

Book Collections:

Américas Award Collection
The Américas Award commends U.S. published children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinx in the United States, and provides teachers with recommendations for classroom use.   Learn more about the Américas Award here.

Pura Belpré Collection
Outstanding books for children and youth that celebrate the Latino cultural experience written or illustrated by book creators of Latinx heritage.  Learn more about the Pura Belpré Award here.

International Children’s and Young Adult Literature Collection
Initiated in 2021, the collection highlights experiences from outside of the United States through literature, both in original languages and in translation.  Learn more about the ICYAL here.

To apply:  Please submit online application, available hereApplication deadline:  March 31, 2023.

 Questions?  Julie Kline, CLACS ( / 414-229-5986)

CLACS is funded by in part by the U.S. Department of Education as a Title VI National Resource Center for Latin American Languages and Area Studies.