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Literacy: Books

This guide provides an overview of literacy resources located through the Leonard Lief Library at Lehman College.


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Digital Reference Books: Overview & Background Information

Encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks are excellent sources to get an introduction or overview on a topic, and to find search terms.

Handbooks and books on Literacy in Library

Located on the 3rd Floor of Leonard Lief Library

Handbook of early childhood literacy. London : SAGE, 2003. Lehman College Education Reference - LB1139.5 .L35 H36 2003

Handbook of early literacy research / edited by Susan B. Neuman and David K. Dickinson. New York : Guilford Press, 2003. Lehman College Education Reference LB1139.5 .L35 H37 2001 v. 1-2 Non Circulating

Handbook of reading research / edited by Michael L. Kamil ... [et al.]. Mahwah, New Jersey : Lawrence Erlbaum, 2000. Lehman College Education Reference LB1050 H278 2000 v.3 Non Circulating

Handbook of research on literacy and diversity / edited by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Robert Rueda, and Diane Lapp. New York : Guilford Press, c2009. Lehman College Education Reference LB1576 .H2337 2009 Non Circulating

Rethinking identity and literacy education in the 21st century / edited by Sandra Schamroth Abrams and Jennifer Rowsell. New York : Teachers College, Columbia University [2011]. Lehman College Education Reference LB5 .N25 110th pt. 1 Non Circulating

Vukelich, Carol. Helping young children learn language and literacy : birth through kindergarten. Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, c2008. Education LB1140.5 .L3 V85 2008

Book Search Terms--Literacy

The following search terms and phrases may help you find books on literacy topics:

Elementary education of adults

Composition (Language arts)

Language and culture

Language and education

Language policy



Reading (Adult Education)

Reading comprehension

Word recognition