Cross-Currents: A Guide to Multicultural Books for Young People

Edited by Liz Morris and Susanna Coghlan

Cross-Currents is an exciting and innovative guide to the role that books can play in promoting respect for human and cultural diversity.

Specifically focused on Ireland, its articles and reviews provide lively, thoughtful and accessible information about books and book-related projects of interest to everyone concerned with helping young people to navigate the changing waters of our increasingly diverse society.

It includes reviews of almost 180 books for toddlers through to teenagers, covering picture books, fiction for all ages, dual-language books, poetry, folktales, mythology and non-fiction. There are articles about development and intercultural education and extensive listings of relevant resource organisations and publishers. Cross-Currents was first published in Autumn 2005 and is a successor to the influential Changing Faces, Changing Places, A Guide to Multicultural Books for Children also published by iBbY Ireland.

Published by iBbY (International Board of Books for Young People) Ireland