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Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens is a one-stop resource that encourages children and young adults to explore different cultures. Dozens of flexible programming ideas allow you to

  • Choose a program specific to your scheduling, budget, or age group requirements
  • Create an event that reflects a specific culture
  • Recommend further resources

Following the practical programs laid out here, young adult librarians in public libraries, school librarians, and adult and young adult services staff can easily explore many diverse cultures.


Chapter 1 Exploring African American Culture
Famous African American Women Everyone Should Know
Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance
Celebrating African American Artists and Illustrators
Celebrating African American History Month
Chapter 2 Exploring Asian Cultures
Delightful Days of the Dragon: Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Style
A Road to India
1,000 Cranes—Origami Day
Learning Japanese Culture through Manga
Promoting Korean Literature and Culture
Celebrating Filipino American Culture
Vietnamese Mythology: A Middle School Odyssey
East Asian Harvest Festivals
The Kite Club
Chapter 3 Exploring Latino American Cultures
Honoring Mexico's Cultural Heritage
El Día de los Muertos
Hispanic Heritage Month
Time for Cuba
Puerto Rican Heritage Program for Día de la Abolición de Esclavitud
Chapter 4 Exploring Native American Cultures
National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month
The First Floridians: A Celebration of Florida's Native Americans
Mesoamerican Culture: The Mayan Civilization
Chapter 5 Cross-Cultural Programming
The Wonderful World of Cinderella
Multicultural Readers Program
Multicultural Research and Creative Writing
Quilt Recollections

Dr. Linda B. Alexander

Dr. Linda B. Alexander teaches graduate students in the school of Library and Information Science at the University of South Florida. Her published articles and courses cover topics on Children’s Literature, Materials for Young Adults, and Multicultural Materials for Children and Young Adults.

Dr. Nahyun Kwon

Dr. Nahyun Kwon teaches at the Department of Library and Information Sciences of Myungji University, Seoul, Korea. Previously, she taught in the Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of South Florida. Her specialties are information services to diverse groups, information seeking behaviors, service evaluation, and information literacy. She has a repertoire of published articles in these areas. Listings of her interests and research can be found here.

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and library staff to engage, serve and empower teens.

"A well-presented, easy-to-read and useful resource providing programmes to be undertaken in school and public libraries to teach an awareness of other cultures ... Each programme is well thought out, very detailed and easy to follow; even if they are not followed to the letter, just having such a resource to promote lateral thinking when designing library programmes would be a bonus. I recommend this book for any public or school library both for the programmes presented and also for the thought-provoking ideas and the enthusiasm with which they are presented."
--Australian Library Journal