The following lists were compiled by Susi Long, associate professor of early childhood education at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
Texts that provide specific ideas for valuing students’ out-of-school literacy lives:
- Delpit, L. (2002). No kinda sense (31-48). In Delpit, L. & Dowdy, J.K. (Eds.). The skin that we speak: Thoughts on language and culture in the classroom. New York, NY: The New Press.
- Gilbert, D., Barnes, J., Pender, S., & Mills, H. (2001). Inquiry into family partnerships, pp. 134-154. In H. Mills & A. Donnelly (Eds.), From the ground up: Creating a culture of inquiry. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- McIntyre, E., Rosebery, A. & Gonzalez, N. (2001). Classroom diversity: Connecting curriculum to students’ lives. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
- Taylor, D., Altiere, M., Sultana, S., & St Jean, P. (2000). Making literacy webs in schools, families, and communities. In School Talk, 6 (1), 1-4.
- Wilson, C. (2000). Telling a different story: Teaching and literacy in an urban preschool. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Texts that invite us into literate home and community worlds beyond the bedtime story:
- Compton-Lilly, C. (2003). Reading families: The literate lives of urban children. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
- Dyson, A. H. (2003). The brothers and sisters learn to read and write: Popular literacies in childhood and classroom cultures. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
- Gregory, E., Long, S., & Volk, D. (2004). Many pathways to literacy: Young children learning with siblings, grandparents, peers and communities. London, UK: Routledge Falmer.
- Guerra, J. C. (1998). Close to home: Oral and literate practices in a transnational Mexicano community. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
- Haight, W. L. (2002). African-American children at church: A sociocultural perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Nieto, S. (1999) The light in their eyes: Creating multicultural learning communities. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Taylor, D. and Dorsey-Gaines, C. (1988) Growing up literate: Learning from inner city families. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.