Part 2 – Choosing Culturally Diverse Literature Resource auditing and recommendation session with LMERC and SLAV librarians

Tuesday 15 September, 4:00 – 5:00 pm (Online Event)

In part 2, we discussed possible ways to audit your current text lists or collections, and give resource recommendations for you to consider introducing at your school or institution.

Jennifer Peck took participants through the resources available through LMERC, including lists of culturally diverse texts.

Stella Schools Manager Lenny Robinson introduced the audience to two resources developed by Stella Schools to support diversity in text selection: The Read Up Reading Guide, developed in partnership with the Victorian Government, and the Stella Sparks Reading Guide, one of several resources included in their Resource Kit for Stella Sparks schools program.

We then split into groups facilitated by SLAV and LMERC librarians who took participants through some resource recommendations. This part of the session was not recorded.

Jennifer Peck’s presentation 

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For information on Stella resources, go to their website –

Breakout Room Presentation Resources

6-12 year old readers– Raff Grasso

13-14 year old readers – Hope Do

15-18 year old readers – Erin Wamala

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LMERC text lists

Culturally diverse fiction K-12 list

Culturally diverse fiction -adults (EAL)

LMERC Suppliers list (Languages, EAL, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and culturally diverse fiction)


Prior to the session, participants were asked to read the following article – ‘Assessing and selecting culturally diverse literature for the classroom’ by Helen Adam and Laurie Harper (2016) prior to attending the professional learning event: Culturally Diverse Literature Professional Learning Series – Part 2: Choosing culturally diverse literature (Tuesday 15th September 4:00-5:00pm AEST).  

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Reference: Adam, H., & Harper, L. (2016). Assessing and selecting culturally diverse literature for the classroom. Retrieved from

Upcoming professional learning events:


Culturally Diverse Literature Professional Learning Series: Part 3 – Making changes at my school or institution

Online discussion rooms – Wednesday 7 October, 4:00-5:00pm


You may also be interested in the following events:

Powering Learning: Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives – ONLINE

A joint event:

  • School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV)
  • Language and Multicultural Education Resource Centre (LMERC)

Friday 13th November 9.30am to 12.30pm

This event is currently being changed to an online format so the current format may change slightly.

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Readers, Stories, Literacy A forum for learning and discussion – ONLINE

4pm for 4.15 start to 6.00pm 29th October – Book Talking

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Picture Book Showcase – ONLINE

October 8 2020 4.00pm to 5.30pm

Download (PDF, 483KB)