Kay E. Vandergrift

Special Interest Page

Culture/Gender Page



There are increasing numbers of excellent websites useful to those concerned with gender-fair and culturally-diverse literature for young people. What follows is a representative sampling of sites that provide grounding in the kinds of information and ideas useful in the evaluation and selection of literary works that accurately and sympathetically reflect all aspects of human life.


Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library This is an Internet Guide to Aboriginal Studies.

African Women Global Network African Women Global Network (AWOGNet) is a global organization that networks all men and women, organizations, institutions and indigenous national organizations within Africa, whose activities are targeted towards the improvement of the living conditions of women and children in Africa.

American Studies Web: Race and Ethnicity A very large reference source of links categorized by ethnicity. Click on Race, Ethnicity, Identity.

Asian American Resources A very lengthy list of resources and people in the Asian American community.

Ask Asia This site is an integral part of the Asia Society's Asian Educational Resource Center (AERC), a national initiative designed to provide access to quality resources on Asian and Asian American themes at the elementary and secondary levels.

Black-African Related Resources This list contains a significant amount of information relating to or of concern to Black or African people, culture, and issues around the world, either in files or conferences.

"CL Net Folklore/Customs/Tradition." For a list of links on Chicano folklore and traditions visit

CLnet CLnet is an emerging digital library on Latinas/os in the United States. It is part of the Chicano/Latino Electronic Network (CLEN).

Culture and Survival Cultural Survival, founded in 1972, helps indigenous peoples and ethnic groups deal as equals in their relations with national and international societies.

EgoWeb FELIPE'S Things Latino Page-Connecting to CyberRaza.

Encyclopedia Mythica This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, magic, and more. It contains over 4300 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world. And more articles are added regularly!

The ERaM Programme: Ethnicity, Racism and the Media. The role of the mass media in generating and disseminating representations of ethnicity, and in constructing popular and elite conceptions of ethnic relations becomes ever more significant in today's increasingly multi-ethnic world.

Korean Mythology by Charles La Sure This site includes information for teachers on Korean culture/mythology as well as elements of cultural history. 

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet Excellent listing of resources links.

Interracial Voice This electronic publication advocates universal recognition of mixed-race individuals as constituting a separate "racial" entity and supports the initiative to establish a multiracial category on the 2000 Census.

Kids Web Japan A large collection of various aspects of everyday life and culture as well as politics in Japan. Designed for young children.

Kwanzaa Information Center While the Kwanzaa celebration is a seasonal event, the principles used in celebrating are meant to be a year-round way-of-life.

International Museum of Muslim Cultures Through research and the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of objects that promote the understanding of Muslim culture, the Museum of Muslim Cultures strives to facilitate multicultural and interfaith tolerance, reducing religious and racial bigotry and advancing religious and civic dialogue.

Latino Web A large listing of links of interest to the Latin-American community.

MamaList of Islamic Links: Youth This is one of several lists that are subject oriented and maintained by the webmanager.

Minority Affairs Forum This WWW site is devoted to education about minority-related issues, including immigration, Affirmative Action, bilingual education, and race relations.

Multicultural Pavilion The University of Virginia's Multicultural Pavilion's mission is to provide resources for educators interested in multicultural issues.

Muslim Life in America Islam is considered one of the fastest-growing religions in the United States today. Some points about Muslim life in America that are not widely known are provided in this website.

Muslim Sisters’ Homepage Misinformation and misconception about Muslim women proliferate in the world today among non-Muslims and Muslims. The information here will pique your interest and help you to understand the true stance Islam takes on gender issues and the role of women.

National Civil Rights Museum The National Civil Rights Museum, located at the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was tragically assassinated April 4, 1968, is the world's first and only comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement in exhibit form. The Museum's goal is to instill in viewers an appreciation of the history, struggle, and the important events and personalities of the movement.

Native American Books K-3 An excellent and detailed bibliography.

Native American Indian: Art, Culture, Education, History Science This was one of the major sites on Native American Resources, but the author, Paula Giese, died in 1997 and the pages are no longer maintained.

NATIVE OPINIONS ON POCAHONTAS A wonderful resource on the recent Disney movie and on the impact with young people.

Native Web Provides a vast area of links to Earth's indigenous peoples resources.

Oyate Oyate is a Native organization working to to include evaluation of texts, resource materials and fiction by and about Native peoples; conducting of teacher workshops, in which participants learn to evaluate children's material for anti-Indian biases; administration of a small resource center and library; and distribution of children's, young adult, and teacher books and materials, with an emphasis on writing and illustration by Native people.

Pictures of Muslim Women Around the World A wide range of beautiful and informative pictures of Islamic women.

Research Resources: Multicultural Education Pathfinder This guide will attempt to provide an overview of resources germane to multicultural education and to some extent will mirror the breadth of the subject through the inclusion of materials bearing on various aspects of cultural, racial/ethnic, social, linguistic, and sexual difference and identity.

FIFTY MULTICULTURAL BOOKS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW This bibliography is compiled by Ginny Moore Kruse and Kathleen T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Universal Black Pages The main purpose of the UBP is to have a complete and comprehensive listing of African diaspora related Web pages at a central site.

Voice of the Shuttle: Minority Studies Page The "Voice of the Shuttle: Web Page for Humanities Research" is woven by Alan Liu.

What Is Culture? This is an exploration of the concept of human culture. Note these pages focus on the concept of culture as it has been articulated in Western scientific and philosophical traditions.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library: INDIGENOUS STUDIES The Center for World Indigenous Studies (CWIS) is an independent, non-profit [U.S. 501(c)(3)] research and education organization dedicated to wider understanding and appreciation of the ideas and knowledge of indigenous peoples and the social, economic and political realities of indigenous nations.


Created May 2, 1997 and is continuously revised
SCILS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey