NoveList Plus is a database that helps you search for books that meet your needs as an educator. Using it is one of the easiest ways to discover multicultural children and YA Books. The link to access NoveList Plus is below as well as a text and image guide to searching with NoveList Plus. Below there are also video tutorials which go into more detailed search strategies
For each category you select, choose a value in the corresponding drop-down just to the right.
Like with advanced searching, I recommend if you are looking for books with certain identities represented, set the drop-down to Character and select an aspect of identity relevant to your search. Current examples used by NoveList Plus include, deaf or hard of hearing, Black, Lesbian, etc. NoveList Plus is working on improving this function so character identities listed may change or expand.
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.
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.
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