Summer 2024 Children’s and Young Adult Literature Book Fellows

$1000 stipends for MPS teachers and librarians available

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) and the UWM Center for International Education (CIE) will award $1000 summer stipends to eight 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.

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 here.  Application deadline:  April 1, 2024.

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

CLACS and CIE are funded by the U.S. Department of Education as Title VI National Resource Centers for Area and International Studies.