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Bilingual Education: Finding Books

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COVID-19 Update: The Interlibrary Loan unit at Texas State has resumed normal operations. However, due to many libraries still being closed and not lending physical items, it may be difficult or slower than usual to obtain some items. Please be patient!

Search for Books & More in the Library:

Use the Library Catalog to search for print resources, multimedia resources, and ebooks. The Library Catalog also provides location and availability details. Use quotation marks for "phrase searching"

Books about:

Any juvenile book titles you find listed in sources like those below must then be searched in the Library Catalog search to see if Alkek Juvenile Collection has a copy. 

Books for a Small Planet 
Building an ESL Collection for Young Adults
Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers 
Light 'n Lively Reads for ESL, Adult, and Teen Readers 
Matching Books and Readers: Helping English Learners: Grades K-6 
Quick and Popular Reads for Teens 
A World of Books: An Annotated Reading List for ESL/EFL Students 

In addition to Spanish language material, the Library's 3rd floor Juvenile Collection has many books in native languages - Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Italian, Urdu, French, German, Native American Navajo, Native American Cree. 

Dreamscape Media Read-a-Long DVDs are recent additions!


Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award | @TxState |  Awarded by Texas State University's College of Education to honor authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience. The award was established in 1995 and was named in honor of Dr. Tomas Rivera, a distinguished alumnus.

Pura Belpré | @TxState |  Established in 1996, the award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.

Américas Award | @TxState  | Founded in 1993 to encourage and commend authors, illustrators and publishers who produce quality children’s and young adult books that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.