Colorin Colorado: Helping children read... and succeed!

Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12 students learn to read.

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Books for Kids

These booklists for children celebrate a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences. They are perfect for read-alouds and bedtime stories, as well as for author studies! You can also get to know some of the featured authors in our Meet the Authors section.

To see more recommendations, take a look at the following:

Featured Book of the Month

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation By: Duncan Tonatiuh Age Level: 9-12 Reading Level: Independent Reader

When Sylvia Mendez, an American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, was forbidden from enrolling in her local school, her parents organized a lawsuit that eventually brought the end of school segregation in California seven years before Brown vs. Board of Education. Based on interviews with Sylvia Mendez, as well as court files and news reports, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings the Mendez family’s story to life in this compelling title that remains as relevant today as it was in 1947. A glossary and an author’s note are included.

Let's Read

Check out our Let's Read section for fun ideas and reading activities you can do with your child!

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