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Curriculum Materials Center (CMC)

Located on the third floor of Bender Library (room 312).

About the Collection

Items from the Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection may be checked out by American University-affiliated community members. Others are welcome to use materials on site. 

  • Children's and Young Adult Literature: This 6,000+ collection of multicultural juvenile literature supports the School of Education's mission to introduce its undergraduate and graduate students (and their eventual PreK-12 students) to issues of social justice, racial and gender inequality, and global understanding through the framework of critical literacy.
  • PZ 7: Fiction and nonfiction works are shelved in the CMC by their assigned Library of Congress call number. Children's and young adult fiction mostly are shelved at the PZ 7 call number. Nonfiction call numbers will differ depending on subject matter.  

Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection Highlights

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