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I'm a new lm_netter and this is a belated post regarding several queries for elementary level collection development tools and ideas for 1st grade picture books. I'd like to recommend several sources which focus on multicultural collection development: *Kruse and Horning, Multicultural Literature for Children & Young Adults, Cooperative Children's Book Center, Madison, 3rd ed. 1991. Call Wisc Dept of Publication 800-243-8782. *The Black Experience in Children's Books, 1994, and Favorite Children's Books 1911-1986. New York Public Library. Call Olga Oberman, 212-340-0897. *Our Family, Our Friends, Our World. Lyn Miller-Lachman, Bowker, 1991. See also the MultiCultural Review, edited by the same author. *Check out these web sites: Native American Books--http://indy 4.fdl.cc.mn.us/~isk Multicultural Book Reviews --http://www.isomedia.com/homes/jmele/homepage.html Fairrosa Cyber Library --http://www.users.interport.net/~fairrosa Kay Vandergrift's Special Interest Page --http://www.scils.rutgers.edu/special/kayhp2.html Children's Literature WWW Page: --http://www.calgary.ca/~dkbrown/index.html We all need to support resources like these so publishers will view them as commercially viable and update them frequently. The "mainstream" sources are not the best sources for finding culturally authentic, positive, and non-stereotypical images of children of color in high quality children's literature.