J3 Book Collection
Let’s Talk Books!
Part of J3’s mission has been to increase book access for our under-served struggling readers. We have carefully and intentionally curated a diverse book collection of over 1,500 titles to share with our school communities.
We ensure ALL J3 books:
recognize and celebrate diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Indigenous peoples, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and religious minorities.
feature new and upcoming diverse authors too!
In addition to promoting diversity in the content of our books, we have a unique challenge of building a collection that provides our struggling readers with high-interest books BUT these books need to be at their reading level (i.e. we want to provide them with books that don’t look like “baby books”).
J3 has met the unique challenge of building a collection that provides struggling readers with high interest books.
Our carefully curated library features:
the latest picture books (fiction and nonfiction),
highly illustrated chapter books,
early chapter books, and a
variety of highly illustrated non-fiction books. (Joke books and riddle books are a favorite!)
Where we find our books!
We love to use these fantastic resources that celebrate DIVERSITY and EQUITY featuring many authors and Illustrators of color to keep our library stocked with new and exciting books that recognize and celebrate diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Indigenous peoples, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and religious minorities!
Coretta Scott King
The award is established to affirm new talent and to offer visibility to excellence in writing and/or illustration which otherwise might be formally unacknowledged within a given year within the structure of the two awards given annually by the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee.