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K-12 Community Engagement: Resources, Research and Services

Provides resources for local middle and high school students, and those that engage with students in the community that will help develop their research and life skills.

University of Michigan Library's Children's Literature Collection

Childrens' Literature Collection

The children's literature collection gathers together children's and young adult literature to support the curriculum of the University of Michigan's School of Education, Residential College, and School of Information.   However, the children's literature collection is accessible to the public.  If you are a guest and have a guest library account, then you can checkout the material in the collection.



The material included, but are not limited to" picture books, young adult literature, classics. wordless picture books, early readers, folk literature, fairy tales, mythology, modern fantasy, poetry, plays, fiction, and non-fiction.



University of Michigan, Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, South, 3rd floor


Subject Specialist:

Jo Angela Oehrli,

Learning and Children's Literature Librarian


Standouts for Middle School and High School Students

  • Stamped - Jason Reynolds

  • Inks and Ashes - Valynne Maetani

  • Tofu Quilt - Ching Yeung Russell

  • Under the Mesquite - Guadalupe Garcia McCall

  • Enchanted Air - Margarita Engle

  • Elatsoe - Darcie Little Badger

  • I Can Make This Promise - Christine Day

  • El Deafo - Cece Bell

  • You're Welcome Universe - Whitney Gardner

  • Absolutely Positively Not - David La Rochelle

  • Deliver Us From Evie - M.S. Kerr


Literacy Resources for Youth

College and Work Readiness Resources

Scholarships and Other Financial Opportunities