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African and Diaspora Children's Literature Project

The University of British Columbia invites the world to participate in and nurture the African and Diaspora Children's Literature Project (ADCLP).

ADCLP began in 1991 at UBC's Education Library with the development of the Library's first-ever Black History Month display. Since then, a number of Library staff members have contibuted to the project, culminating in this wiki. For more information on the development of ADCLP, please see the ADCLP history.

The goal of ADCLP is to provide an online, collaborative resource for children, parents, caregivers, teachers and librarians to experience African and Diaspora literature. The project covers all literary types and genres suitable for children through secondary school age.

While literature produced in the United States is well represented, our collection needs to expand to include more titles published in all countries and languages on the African continent, Great Britain, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and elsewhere.

We hope, in making this database available to the local and global communities, that users will contribute titles, lesson plans, critical book reviews, stories and testimonies to the power of this literature for all the children of the world.

Getting started

  • Please consult our help page for information on getting started with the ADCLP wiki.
  • You can work in the Sandbox to get used to the wiki.
  • Please consult the MediaWiki User's Guide for help using the wiki software.


The ADCLP wiki is currently not accepting new users.