Use Browse by Appeal when you don't know what you are looking for or interested in yet. After opening NoveList Plus, follow the directions below to learn how.
For each category you select, choose a value in the corresponding drop-down just to the right.
I recommend if you are looking for books with diverse characters to set Character as one or more of: Culturally diverse, LGBTQIA diverse, Religiously diverse, and Ability diverse.
Then, make another category Storyline with the Own voices value. This means that the book will be written by someone who identifies within the same marginalized group as the character.
5. Click the button, Find Titles to see results to browse through.
Use Advanced Search when you have a general or specific idea of what you are looking for. Open NoveList Plus then follow the directions below to learn how.
NoveList Plus is a database of literature that provides synopses and reviews of books, teaching ideas, and a Lexile Ranking (independent readability).
Watch the NoveList Plus Overview video to learn about how to find NoveList on the Milner website and an overview of the main features on NoveList.
You can also open the NoveList Plus database directly using the link below.
Watch the Basic Search for a Title Video to learn about how to search for a book by title on NoveList Plus.
Watch the Determining Readability of a Text/Lexile Levels Video to learn about where to find a book's lexile number on NoveList Plus and how to convert that to an approximate grade level.
Watch the Advanced Searching Video in NoveList to get an overview of search limits (date, audience, grade, awards, etc.), how to narrow results, and find related lists and articles.
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