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Welcome to our LibGuide designed for our Anti-Bias Curriculum on Teaching Tolerance for children. These books will offer guidance to educators (including parents) for confronting and eliminating barriers of bias about specific aspects of social identity.
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Children's and Young Adult Literature

Welcome to our LibGuide designed especially for teaching Anti-Bias and Tolerance to Children.  Here you will find books that offer guidance to educators (including parents) for confronting and elminating barriers of prejudice, misinformation, and bias about specific aspects of personal and social identity.

Literature plays a powerful role in helping students form value systems. Children understand what is-and what is not-valued by authors and stories. Part of learning to read is being able to look critically at the images and messages in books to understand tolerance, bias, and also think about problematic sterotypes.

Anti-Bias/ Teaching Tolerance Booklist compiled by Debra Cardone, Head Librarian at Hamlin School

Supports Anti-Bias K-4 Framework Activities compiled by Monica De'Santiago, Lisa Dutton, and Jennifer Phillips Lower School Faculty


Anti-Bias Book Themes

  • Books are arranged using the Key Terms from Lower Hamlin  School K-4 Framework below:

  • Identiy
  • Family
  • Culture

Goals of Anti-Bias Stories and Education (adapted from Julie Olsen, co-author of "Anti-bias Education for Our Children and Ourselves"

  • Each child will demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride, and positive social idenities
  • Each child will express comfort and joy with human diversity, accurate language for human differences, and deep, caring and human connections
  • Each child will increasingly recognize unfairness, have language to describe unfairness, and understand that unfairness hurts
  • Each child will demonsrate empowerment and the skills to act, with others or alone, against prejudice and/discrimanatory actions


Identity Books for Children

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I Love Saturdays y Domingos - Alma Flor Ada; Elivia Savadier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689318197
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents

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Janna and the Kings - Patricia Smith; Aaron Boyd (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781584300885
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Janna loves the Saturday visits that she and her grandfather make to the local barbershop where she becomes a princess, but after he dies, Janna feels as though her world has changed

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Saturday at the New You - Barbara E. Barber; Anna Rich (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1880000067
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
Shauna, a young African American girl, loves helping Momma with the customers at her beauty salon

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Incredible Me! - Kathi Appelt; G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0060286229
Publication Date: 2003-02-04
A girl celebrates her own individuality, from her freckles to her wiggles

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I Like Myself! - Karen Beaumont; David Catrow (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152020136
Publication Date: 2004-05-01
In rhyming text, a child expresses her self-esteem and exults in her unique identity.

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The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 037580613X
Publication Date: 2001-07-10
After Unhei moves from Korea to the United States, her new classmates help her decide what her name should be

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Whoever You Are - Mem Fox; Leslie Staub (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152007873
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
Despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that join us together, such as pain, joy, and love.

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All Families Are Different - Sol Gordon; Vivien Cohen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1573927651
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
Introduces the various ways that families can be different from each other, and provides advice on some of the many types of problems that may arise in all kinds of families.

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All the Colors of the Earth - Sheila Hamanaka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0688111319
Publication Date: 1994-08-15
Reveals in verse that despite outward differences children everywhere are essentially the same and all are lovable

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Dumplings Are Delicious - Deb Capone; Stan Jaskiel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0972866647
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
Rain and her friends discover that dumplings come in all shapes, sizes, fillings, colors, and names, but that dumplings from every culture taste delicious! No matter where they come

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Marisol Mcdonald Doesn't Match / Marisol Mcdonald no Combina - Monica Brown; Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780892392353
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness

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Finding Joy - Marion Coste; Yong Chen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1590781929
Publication Date: 2006-10-01
Shu-li, an infant girl who had to be sent away by her family in China, is adopted by an American family and renamed Joy

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A New Barker in the House - Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0399238654
Publication Date: 2002-04-15
The Barker twins, Morgie and Moffie, meet their adopted brother, Marcos, in this wonderful sequel to Meet the Barkers. But Marcos isn't a baby-he's three years old, and he only speaks Spanish. As Marcos plays dollies with Moffie and dinosaurs with Morgie, he's a little bewildered until he gets the twins to understand what he likes to play. As Marcos learns some English, the twins quickly learn some Spanish words and phrases. Soon enough it's clear that with a new Barker in the house, the Barkers are a very happy familia!

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Hairs/Pelitos - Sandra Cisneros; Terry Ybanez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0679890076
Publication Date: 1997-11-25
A girl describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the sweet smell of bread before it's baked

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I Love My Hair! - Natasha Tarpley; E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316522759
Publication Date: 1998-02-01
A young African American girl describes the different, wonderful ways she can wear her hair

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The Colors of Us - Karen Katz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0805058648
Publication Date: 1999-09-15
Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friendsÕ skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature

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Two Mrs. Gibsons - Toyomi Igus; Daryl Wells (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0892391707
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
The biracial daughter of an African American father and a Japanese mother fondly recalls growing up with her mother and her father's mother, two very different but equally loving women.

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Big Hair, Don't Care - Crystal Swain-Bates
ISBN: 9781939509024
Publication Date: 2013-09-25
Lola has really really REALLY big hair, much bigger than the other kids at her school. Despite her hair blocking the view of anyone that dares sit behind her and causing her to lose at hide and seek, she sings the praises of her big hair throughout this rhyming picture book. Designed to boost self-esteem and build confidence, this beautifully illustrated book is perfect for any girl or boy who has ever felt a bit self-conscious about their hair and may need a reminder from time to time that it's okay to look different from the other kids at their school.

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Skin Again - Bell Hooks; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 078680825X
Publication Date: 2004-10-25
Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, the creators of BE BOY BUZZ and HAPPY TO BE NAPPY offer new ways in which to regard race and identity

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Am I a Color Too? - Heidi Cole; Nancy Vogl; Gerald Purnell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0974019054
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
A young boy whose father is called Black and whose mother is called White wonders if he is a color, too, even as he observes that people around him dream, feel, sing, smile, and dance in every color

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Dear Juno - Soyung Pak; Susan Kathleen Hartung (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780142300176
Publication Date: 2001-11-12
Although Juno, a Korean American boy, cannot read the letter he receives from his grandmother in Seoul, he understands what it means from the photograph and dried flower that are enclosed

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My Name Is Yoon - Helen Recorvits; Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0374351147
Publication Date: 2003-04-03
Disliking her name as written in English, Korean-born Yoon, or "shining wisdom," refers to herself as "cat," "bird," and "cupcake," as a way to feel more comfortable in her new school and new country.

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Apple Pie Fourth of July - Janet S. Wong; Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Illustrator)
ISBN: 015202543X
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
A Chinese American child fears that the food her parents are preparing to sell on the Fourth of July will not be eaten

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Babies Can't Eat Kimchee! - Nancy Patz (Illustrator); Susan L. Roth
ISBN: 9781599900179
Publication Date: 2006-12-26
A baby sister must wait to grow up before doing big sister things, such as ballet dancing and eating spicy Korean food

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Halmoni and the Picnic - Karen M. Dugan (Illustrator); Sook Nyul Choi; Karen Dugan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0395616263
Publication Date: 1993-09-27
A Korean American girlÕs third grade class helps her newly arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States

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Halmoni's Day - Edna C. Bercaw; Robert Hunt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0803724446
Publication Date: 2000-08-01
Jennifer, a Korean American, is worried that her grandmother, visiting from Korea, will embarrass her on her schoolÕs GrandparentsÕ Day, but the event brings her understanding and acceptanc

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Yoon and the Jade Bracelet - Helen Recorvits; Gabi Swiatkowska (Illustrator); H. Recorvits
ISBN: 9780374386894
Publication Date: 2008-08-05
Although she really would have liked a jump rope for her birthday, Yoon is happy to receive a Korean picture book and a jade bracelet passed down from her grandmother, and when she wears the bracelet to school it seems as if her wish for a jump rope and a friend is about to come true

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Bringing Asha Home - Uma Krishnaswami; Ruth Jeyaveeran (Illustrator); Jamel Akib (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1584302593
Publication Date: 2006-09-01

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Gracias/Thanks - Pat Mora; John Parra
ISBN: 9781600602580
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
A young multiracial boy celebrates family, friendship, and fun by telling about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful

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The Family Book - Todd Parr (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316738964
Publication Date: 2003-10-01
Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what

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In Our Mothers' House - Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399250767
Publication Date: 2009-04-30
Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers

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And Tango Makes Three - Justin Richardson; Peter Parnell; Henry Cole (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689878451
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches

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All Families Are Special - Norma Simon; Teresa Flavin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0807521752
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Students in Mrs. Mack's class describe their families -- big or small, living together or apart, with two moms or none -- and learn why every family is special and important

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My Dadima Wears a Sari - Kashmira Sheth; Yoshiko Jaeggi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781561453924
Publication Date: 2007-03-01
Two young sisters raised in America learn about the beauty and art of wearing a sari from their wise Indian grandmother. Includes instructions on wrapping a sari

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My Mother's Sari - Sandhya Rao; Nina Sabnani (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0735821011
Publication Date: 2006-09-01
A little girl is fascinated by her mother's sari and finds many uses for it

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Don't Call Me Special - Pat Thomas; Lesley Harker (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780764121180
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
This delightful picture book explores questions and concerns about physical disabilities in a simple and reassuring way. Younger children can find out about individual disabilities, special equipment that is available to help the disabled, and how people of all ages can deal with disabilities and live happy and full lives.

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Yoko - Rosemary Wells
ISBN: 0786803959
Publication Date: 1998-11-13
When Yoko brings sushi to school for lunch, her classmates make fun of what she eats--until one of them tries it for himself

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Felicia's Favorite Story - Lesléa Newman; Adriana Romo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0967446856
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
It's bedtime, but before Felicia goes to sleep she wants to hear her favorite story, the story of how she was adopted by Mama Nessa and Mama Linda

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Heather Has Two Mommies - Lesléa Newman; Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763666316
Publication Date: 2015-03-11
When Heather goes to playgroup, at first she feels bad because she has two mothers and no father, but then she learns that there are lots of different kinds of families and the most important thing is that all the people love each other.

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A Tale of Two Daddies - Vanita Oelschlager; Kristin Blackwood (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780981971452
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
A young girl answers her friend's questions about the different things her two dads do for her

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It's Okay to Be Different - Todd Parr
ISBN: 9780316043472
Publication Date: 2009-04-01
It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Targeted to young children first beginning to read, this book will inspire kids to celebrate their individuality through acceptance of others and self-confidence.

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I'm Gonna Like Me - Jamie Lee Curtis; Laura Cornell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060287610
Publication Date: 2007-07-31
A young girl learns to like herself every single day, no matter what

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Jalapeno Bagels - Natasha Wing; Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689805306
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
For International Day at school, Pablo wants to bring something that reflects the cultures of both his parents

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Too Many Tamales - Gary Soto; Ed Martinez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0399221468
Publication Date: 1993-09-15
Maria tries on her mother's wedding ring while helping make tamales for a Christmas family get-together. Panic ensues when hours later, she realizes the ring is missing

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Chato Goes Cruisin' - Gary Soto; Susan Guevara (Illustrator, Translator)
ISBN: 039923974X
Publication Date: 2005-05-19
Chato and Novio win a cruise but are disappointed to find that everyone else on board is a dog, and things go from bad to worse when the dogs party themselves sick and it is up to the cats to find help

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Liliana's Grandmothers - Leyla Torres (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0374351058
Publication Date: 1998-09-08
Because one of her grandmothers lives down the street and the other in a far away country, Liliana experiences two very different ways of life when she visits them

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My Two Grandmothers - Effin Older; Nancy Hayashi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152007857
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
After Lily celebrates Chanukah with one of her grandmothers and Christmas with the other, she plans a special party for both of them

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Bee-Bim Bop! - Linda Sue Park; Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0618265112
Publication Date: 2005-09-12
A child, eager for a favorite meal, helps with the shopping, food preparation, and table setting

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How My Parents Learned to Eat - Ina R. Friedman; Allen Say (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395442357
Publication Date: 1987-04-27
An American sailor courts a young Japanese woman and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating.

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Cora Cooks Pancit - Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore; Kristi Valiant (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781885008480
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
When all her older siblings are away, CoraÕs mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. Includes recipe for pancit

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Big Sister, Little Sister - LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0786851821
Publication Date: 2005-07-27
Shows the part a big sister plays and the part a little sister plays in a family

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Black Is Brown Is Tan - Arnold Adoff; Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0060287772
Publication Date: 2002-03-26
Describes in verse a family with a brown-skinned mother, white-skinned father, two children, and their various relatives

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Fred Stays with Me! - Nancy Coffelt; Tricia Tusa (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0316882690
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
A child describes how she lives sometimes with his mother and sometimes with his father, but his dog is his constant companion

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Two Homes - Claire Masurel; Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763619848
Publication Date: 2003-07-14
At Mommy’s house, Alex has a soft chair. At Daddy’s house, Alex has a rocking chair. In each home, Alex also has a special bedroom and lots of friends to play with. But whether Alex is with Mommy or with Daddy, one thing always stays the same - Alex is loved.

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Black, White, Just Right! - Marguerite W. Davol; Irene Trivas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0807507857
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
A girl explains how her parents are different in color, tastes in art and food, and pet preferences, and how she herself is different too but just right

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Dragon's Extraordinary Egg - Debi Gliori
ISBN: 9780802737595
Publication Date: 2014-10-14
A dragon finds an abandoned egg and lovingly raises the hatchling as her own, although Little One is very different from the baby dragons, and when disaster strikes it is the small, feathered hatchling that saves the day.

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Who We Are! - Robie H. Harris; Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763669034
Publication Date: 2016-03-22
Join Nellie, Gus, baby Jake, and their parents at Funland as they go on rides, watch performers, and play games along with many other children and grown-ups. As they enjoy their excursion, they — and young readers — notice that people are the same as one another in lots of ways, and different in lots of ways too. Accessible, humorous, family-filled illustrations; conversations between Gus and Nellie; and straightforward text come together to help children realize why it’s important to treat others the way they want to be treated and the way you want to be treated — whether a person is a lot like you or different from you, a good friend or someone you have just met or seen for the first time.

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Mommy, Mama, and Me - Carol Thompson (Illustrator); Lesléa Newman
ISBN: 9781582462639
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
Two mothers, one baby, lots of hugs, playfulness and family joy.

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Daddy, Papa, and Me - Carol Thompson (Illustrator); Lesléa Newman
ISBN: 9781582462622
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

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The Sandwich Swap - Tricia Tusa (Illustrator); Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah Staff; Kelly DiPucchio; Kirstie S. Kelly; Rania Al Abdullah
ISBN: 9781423124849
Publication Date: 2010-04-20
Best friends Lily and Salma disagree over their preferred foods, but after trading sandwiches to see how they taste, the girls change their minds

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I Am Latino - Sandra L. Pinkney; Myles C. Pinkney
ISBN: 9780316160094
Publication Date: 2007-07-01
Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of Latino children

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Jingle Dancer - Cynthia Leitich Smith; Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator); Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator)
ISBN: 068816241X
Publication Date: 2000-04-05
Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia

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A Chair for My Mother - Vera B. Williams (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0688009158
Publication Date: 1982-10-01
A child, her waitress mother, and her grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable armchair after all their furniture is lost in a fire

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Grandma's Gift - Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802720825
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
The author describes Christmas at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem the year she introduced him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Diego Velazquez's portrait of Juan de Pareja, which has had a profound and lasting effect on him.

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Bein' with You This Way - W. Nikola-Lisa; Michael Bryant (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1880000059
Publication Date: 1994-03-01
On a beautiful sunny day, an African American girl visits the park and rounds up a group of her friends for an afternoon of fun and playground games. As they play, this happy crew discovers that despite their physical differences straight hair, curly hair; brown eyes, blue eyes; light skin, dark skin they are all really the same.

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King and King - Linda de Haan (Illustrator); Stern Nijland (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781582460611
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
When a grouchy queen tells her layabout son that it's time for him to marry, he sighs, "Very well, Mother.... I must say, though, I've never cared much for princesses." His young page winks. Several unsatisfactory bachelorettes visit the castle before "Princess Madeleine and her brother, Prince Lee" appear in the doorway. The hero is smitten at once. "What a wonderful prince!" he and Prince Lee both exclaim, as a shower of tiny Valentine hearts flutters between them. First-time co-authors and artists de Hann and Nijland matter-of-factly conclude with the royal wedding of "King and King," the page boy's blushing romance with the leftover princess and the assurance that "everyone lives happily ever after." Unfortunately, the multimedia collages are cluttered with clashing colors, amorphous paper shapes, scribbles of ink and bleary brushstrokes; the characters' features are indistinct and sometimes ugly. Despite its gleeful disruption of the boy-meets-girl formula, this alterna-tale is not the fairest of them all. For a visually appealing and more nuanced treatment of diversity in general, Kitty Crowther's recent Jack and Jim is a better choice. Ages 6-up.

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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon - Patty Lovell; David Catrow (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399234163
Publication Date: 2001-08-27
Molly Lou is the tiniest child ever, but her grandmother taught her to believe in herself. When she transfers to a new school this giant-sized spirit makes friends with everyone, even the school bully.



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One Green Apple - Eve Bunting; Ted Lewin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0618434771
Publication Date: 2006-06-12
While on a school field trip to an orchard to make cider, a young immigrant named Farah gains self-confidence when the green apple she picks perfectly complements the other students' red apples

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My Way(A Mi Manera) - Lynn Reiser (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060841010
Publication Date: 2007-03-13
Parallel text in Spanish and English portrays Margaret and Margarita, who mirror one another as they fix their hair, greet their friends, and engage in other routine activities, each in her own special way

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Gathering the Sun - Alma Flor Ada; Simon Silva (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0688139035
Publication Date: 1997-04-28
A book of poems about working in the fields and nature's bounty, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet

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Dumpling Soup - Jama Kim Rattigan; Lillian Hsu-Flanders (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316730471
Publication Date: 1998-04-01
Marisa gets to help make dumplings this year to celebrate the New Year. But she worries if anyone will eat her funny-looking dumplings. Set in the Hawaiian islands, this story celebrates the joyful mix of food, customs, and languages from many cultures.

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Everybody Cooks Rice - Norah Dooley; Peter J. Thornton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780876145913
Publication Date: 1991-01-08
A child is sent to find a younger brother at dinnertime and is introduced to a variety of cultures through encountering the many different ways rice is prepared at the different households visited

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Auntie Yang's Great Soybean Picnic - Ginnie Lo; Beth Lo
ISBN: 9781600604423
Publication Date: 2012-04-01
"A Chinese American girl's Auntie Yang discovers soybeans-a favorite Chinese food-growing in Illinois, leading her family to a soybean picnic tradition that grows into an annual community event. Includes author's note and glossary"--Provided by publisher.

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Yo! Yes? - Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0531086194
Publication Date: 1993-03-01
Two lonely characters, one black and one white, meet on the street and become friends

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Unlovable - Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805063219
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
Alfred, a pug, is made to feel inferior by a cat, a parrot, and the other neighborhood dogs, until a new dog moves in next door and helps Alfred to realize he is fine just the way he is

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Just a Minute - Yuyi Morales
ISBN: 0811837580
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind

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Sitti's Secrets - Naomi Shihab Nye; N. Nye
ISBN: 061305878X
Publication Date: 1997-10-01
A young girl describes a visit to see her grandmother in a Palestinian village on the West Bank

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René Has Two Last Names/René Tiene Dos Apellidos - René Colato Laínez (Illustrator); Fabiola Graullera Ramírez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781558855304
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
In this story based on the author's childhood, a young Salvadoran immigrant is teased for having two last names until he presents his family tree project celebrating his heritage.

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Siesta - Ginger Foglesong Guy; Rene King Moreno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0060560630
Publication Date: 2005-03-29
A brother and sister and their teddy bear go through the house gathering items they will need for their siesta in the back yar

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Funny Bones - Duncan Tonatiuh
ISBN: 9781419716478
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist Jose Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852 1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico's Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe's, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity.

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Abuela's Weave - Omar S. Castañeda; Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1880000008
Publication Date: 1993-03-01
A young Guatemalan girl and her grandmother grow closer as they weave some special creations and then make a trip to the market in hopes of selling them

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Abuela - Arthur Dorros; Elisa Kleven (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0525447504
Publication Date: 1991-09-12
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City

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Mango, Abuela, and Me - Meg Medina; Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763669003
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
Mia's abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can't read the words inside. So while they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English (""Dough. Masa""), and Mia learns some Spanish too, but it's still hard for Abuela to learn the words she needs to tell Mia all her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has the perfecto idea for how to help them all communicate a little better. An endearing tale from an award-winning duo that speaks loud and clear about learning new things and the love that bonds family members."



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Malala Yousafzai - Karen Leggett Abouraya; L. C. Wheatley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781630833169
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
This is the true, inspiring story of Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for speaking out for every child's right to education. Malala spoke before the United Nations on her 16th birthday in 2012, just nine months after she was shot

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Lado a Lado - Monica Brown; Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061227813
Publication Date: 2010-08-31
Something special happened when Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez met. Together, they fought for the rights of countless farmworkers. Side by side, inspiring hope, they changed history.

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I Am Rosa Parks - Rosa Parks; James Haskins; Wil Clay (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0803712065
Publication Date: 1997-02-01
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man on December 1, 1955, she made history. Her brave act sparked the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott and brought the civil rights movement to national attention. In simple, lively language, Rosa Parks describes her life from childhood to the present and recounts the events that shook the nation. Her story is powerful, inspiring and unforgettable.

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The Story of Ruby Bridges - Robert Coles; George Ford (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0590439677
Publication Date: 1995-02-01
For months six-year-old Ruby Bridges must confront the hostility of white parents when she becomes the first African American girl to integrate Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans in 1960

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Separate Is Never Equal - Duncan Tonatiuh
ISBN: 9781419710544
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
"Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California"-- Provided by publisher.

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Mama's Nightingale - Edwidge Danticat; Leslie Staub (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525428091
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she’s in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape. Moved by her mother's tales and her father's attempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a story of her own—one that just might bring her mother home for good.

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Drum Dream Girl - Margarita Engle; Rafael López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544102293
Publication Date: 2015-03-31
Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.

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White Socks Only - Evelyn Coleman; Tyrone Geter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0807589551
Publication Date: 1996-03-01
Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi

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The Case for Loving - Selina Alko (Illustrator); Sean Qualls (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545478533
Publication Date: 2015-01-27
This is the story of one brave family that fought the unfair law against interracial marriage by taking their case to the Supreme Court and won.

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28 Days - Charles R. Smith; Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596438200
Publication Date: 2015-01-13
""A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history""-- Provided by publisher.

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Child of the Civil Rights Movement - Paula Young Shelton; Raúl Colón (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375843143
Publication Date: 2009-12-22
Paula Young Shelton shares her memories of the civil rights movement and her involvement in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.

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A Sweet Smell of Roses - Angela Johnson; Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689832524
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
A stirring yet jubiliant glimpse of the youth involvement that played an invaluable role in the Civil Rights movement

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Freedom on the Menu - Carole Boston Weatherford; Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0803728603
Publication Date: 2004-12-29
The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl

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Aani and the Tree Huggers - Jeannine Atkins; Venantius J. Pinto (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1880000245
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Based on true events in India in the 1970s, young Aani and the other women in her village defend their forest from developers by wrapping their arms around the trees, making it impossible to cut them down

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Get Set! Swim! - Hector Viveros Lee (Illustrator); Jeannine Atkins
ISBN: 1880000660
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
A young Puerto Rican girl learns an important lesson about pride and victory from her mother

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Grace for President - Kelly DiPucchio; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786839193
Publication Date: 2008-02-26
After finding out there has never been a female U.S. president, Grace decides to run in her school's mock election, where she learns about the American electoral system and sets out to be the best person for the job even though her opponent, Thomas, seems to be winning all the boys' votes

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We March - Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250073259
Publication Date: 2016-01-12
On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony. Many words have been written about that day, but few so delicate and powerful as those presented here by award-winning author and illustrator Shane W. Evans. When combined with his simple yet compelling illustrations, the thrill of the day is brought to life for even the youngest reader to experience.

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I Have a Dream - Martin Luther King; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375858871
Publication Date: 2012-10-09
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963 : Washington, D.C.)

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I Have a Dream - Martin Luther King; Coretta Scott King (Foreword by); Kathleen A. Wilson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0590205161
Publication Date: 1997-11-01

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A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr - David A. Adler; Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823408474
Publication Date: 1989-01-01
A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

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A Picture Book of Rosa Parks - David A. Adler; Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780823411771
Publication Date: 1993-01-01
Her refusal to give up her seat on a bus helped establish the civil rights movement.

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If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights - Anne Kamma; Pamela Johnson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439748698
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
There was a time that girls and women in the United States could not: wear pants; play sports on a team; ride a bicycle; or go to college.
That all began to change in 1848, when American women (and some men) met in Seneca Falls, NY, at the first convention for women's rights held anywhere in the world.
In the familiar question-and-answer format, this installment in the acclaimed If You Lived... history series tells the exciting story of how women worked to get equal rights with men, culminating in the 19th amendment to the Constitution and giving women the right to vote.

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Goldie Takes a Stand - Barbara Krasner; Kelsey Garrity-Riley (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781467712019
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Even at the age of nine, little Golda Meir was known for being a leader. As the president of the American Young Sisters Society, she organizes her friends to raise money to buy textbooks for immigrant classmates. A glimpse at the early life of Israel’s first female prime minister, who was born in Russia and grew up in Milwaukee, this story is based on a true episode in the early life of Golda Meir.

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Brave Girl - Michelle Markel; Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061804427
Publication Date: 2013-01-22
From acclaimed author Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes this true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This picture book biography includes a bibliography and an author's note on the garment industry. It follows the plight of immigrants in America in the early 1900s, tackling topics like activism and the U.S. garment industry, with handstitching and fabric incorporated throughout the art.

When Clara arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.

But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a shirtwaist factory.

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Of Thee I Sing - Barack Obama; Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375935275
Publication Date: 2010-11-16
In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children

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Nelson Mandela - Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061783746
Publication Date: 2013-01-02
Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.

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Last Stop on Market Street - Matt De la Peña; Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399257742
Publication Date: 2015-01-08
A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

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Fly Away Home - Eve Bunting; James Cross Giblin (Editor); Ronald Himler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0395559626
Publication Date: 1991-03-18
A homeless boy who lives in an airport with his father, moving from terminal to terminal and trying not to be noticed, is given hope when he sees a trapped bird find its freedom

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Martin and Mahalia - Andrea Davis Pinkney; Brian Pinkney (Artist)
ISBN: 9780316070133
Publication Date: 2013-07-30
When Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, his powerful message was joined and lifted in song by world-renowned gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. (Race, Identify, Culture and Social Justice)

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Mrs. Katz and Tush - Patricia Polacco
ISBN: 0553081225
Publication Date: 2009-02-10
The story of a friendship that bridges generations and cultures. (Jewish culture and anti-semitism)

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If a Bus Could Talk - Faith Ringgold (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689818920
Publication Date: 1999-11-01
A biography of the African American woman and civil rights worker whose refusal to give up her seat on a bus led to a boycott which lasted more than a year in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Only Passing Through - Anne F. Rockwell; R. Gregory Christie (Illustrator); Nancy Siscoe (Editor)
ISBN: 0679891862
Publication Date: 2000-12-26
Sojourner Truth traveled the country in the latter half of the 19th Century, speaking against slavery.

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Moses - Carole Boston Weatherford; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0786851759
Publication Date: 2006-08-08
Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one

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Sonia Sotomayor - Jonah Winter; Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator); Argentina Palacios Ziegler (Translator)
ISBN: 9781442403031
Publication Date: 2009-11-10
A biography of the first Puerto Rican--and third woman--Supreme Court justice emphasizes how she overcame a childhood of poverty in the South Bronx through her own and her mother's hard work and determination

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Sonia, the Caring Judge - Ashley Spark; Lyanne Melendez
ISBN: 9781439263983
Publication Date: 2009-12-14
"On August 8, 2009 Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the 111th justice of the United States Supreme Court. She is the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the high court." from the publisher

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Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan - Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481422949
Publication Date: 2014-11-04
Two stories of bravery in one beautiful book!

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Each Kindness - Jacqueline Woodson; E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399246524
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

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When Esther Morris Headed West - Connie N. Wooldridge; Jacqueline Rogers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 082341597X
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
This biography shows how Esther Morris wins the vote for women in the Wyoming Territory-the first time ever in the United States

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Lillian's Right to Vote - Jonah Winter; Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780385390286
Publication Date: 2015-07-14
As an elderly woman, Lillian recalls that her great-great-grandparents were sold as slaves in front of a courthouse where only rich white men were allowed to vote, then the long fight that led to her right--and determination--to cast her ballot since the Voting Rights Act gave every American the right to vote.

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Mama Went to Jail for the Vote - Kathleen Karr; Malene R. Laugesen (Illustrator); Bonnie Christensen
ISBN: 0786805935
Publication Date: 2005-04-05
In Washington, D.C., when Susan Elizabeth's mother, a suffragist, is arrested for picketing the White House and jailed, Susan takes up the cause of votes for women. Includes historical note and text of the nineteenth amendm

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Elizabeth Leads the Way - Tanya Lee Stone; Rebecca Gibbon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805079036
Publication Date: 2008-04-29
This inspiring story is about an extraordinary woman who changed America forever because she wouldn't take no for an answer

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Rad American Women A-Z - Kate Schatz; Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780872866836
Publication Date: 2015-05-01
Profiled are 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making--history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to overcome extreme hardships. One woman represents each alphabetical letter beginning with Angela Davis, an activist, teacher, and writer, and concludes with Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and writer."-- Publisher.

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Mama Miti - Donna Jo Napoli; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416935056
Publication Date: 2010-01-05
Tells a true story of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, who introduced the idea of planting trees for peace to Kenyan citizens

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Seeds of Change - Jen Cullerton Johnson; Sonia Lynn Sadler (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781600603679
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
"A biography of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a female scientist who made a stand in the face of opposition to women's rights and her own Greenbelt Movement, an effort to restore KenyaÕs ecosystem by planting millions of trees"--Provided by publisher.

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Wangari's Trees of Peace - Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152065454
Publication Date: 2008-09-21
This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one womanÕs passion, vision, and determination inspired great change

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The Librarian of Basra - Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152054456
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
During the Iraq War of 2003, librarian Alia Muhammad saves thirty thousand new and old books in her Basra library from destruction

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Crossing Bok Chitto - Tim Tingle; Jeanne Rorex Bridges (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0938317776
Publication Date: 2006-04-01
In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl becomes friends with a slave boy from a plantation across the great river, and when she learns that his family is in trouble, she helps them cross to freedom

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Grace for President - Kelly DiPucchio; LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786839193
Publication Date: 2008-02-26
After finding out there has never been a female U.S. President, Grace decides to run in her school's mock election, where she learns about the American educational system and sets out to be the best person for the job even though her opponent, Thomas, seems to be winning all the boys' votes.

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Rachel - Amy Ehrlich; Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152162275
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
Rachel Carson was always curious about the world around her. As a girl, she loved being outside, exploring and learning more about the universe. As an adult, Rachel wrote books, including "Silent" "Spring, " considered to be the start of today's environmental movement. Environmental movement rights.

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One Plastic Bag - Miranda Paul; Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781467716086
Publication Date: 2015-02-01
Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag or is no longer needed?










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Understanding Diversity Through Novels and Picture Books - Martha Smith (Editor); Liz Knowles (Editor)
ISBN: 159158440X
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
Publication Date: 2007
Understanding Diversity Through Novels and Picture Books goes beyond the usual multicultural lists and looks at the wide expanse of the diversity of cultures and lifestyles impacting children's lives in America today and identifies good books to have in library collections for them to read. Included are annotated titles with discussion questions from all of the identified cultures and subcultures and annotated teacher/librarian resources, print- and Web-based, as well as an excellent list of topical annotated journal articles. Grades 4-8.

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Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? - Beverly Daniel Tatum (Introduction by)
ISBN: 0465091296
Publication Date: 1999-06-24

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Mixed - Soetoro Fulbeck; Maya Soetoro-Ng (Foreword by); Cher (Afterword by); Kip Fulbeck; Chronicle Books Staff
ISBN: 9780811874083
Publication Date: 2010-03-31
From beloved writer and artist Kip Fulbeck, author of Part Asian, 100% Hapa, this timely collection of portraits celebrates the faces and voices of mixed-race children. At a time when 7 million people in the U.S. alone identify as belonging to more than one race, interest in issues of multiracial identity is rapidly growing. Overflowing with uplifting elementsincluding charming images, handwritten statements from the children, first-person text from their parents, a foreword by Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng (President Obama's sister), and an afterword by international star Cher(who is part Cherokee)this volume is an inspiring vision of the future.

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What If All the Kids Are White? - Louise Derman Sparks; Patricia G. Ramsey; Olsen Edwards (As told to); Carol Brunson Day (Foreword by)
ISBN: 0807746770
Publication Date: 2003-06-01
Bringing this bestselling guide completely up-to-date, the authors address the current state of racism and anti-racism in the United States (including the election of the first African-American president); review recent child development research; discuss state standards and NCLB pressures on early childhood teaching; and more. The text includes teaching strategies, activities for families and staff, reflection questions, and updated organizational and website resources.

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A Different Mirror - Ronald Takaki
ISBN: 9780316022361
Publication Date: 2008-12-08
Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Beginning with the colonization of the New World, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States--Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, Irish Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, and others--groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture.

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Braided Lives - Minnesota Humanities Commission Staff (Editor)
ISBN: 0962929808
Publication Date: 1991-09-01

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Crafts of Many Cultures - Aurelia Gomez
ISBN: 0590491822
Publication Date: 1992-10-01

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Half and Half - Claudine C. O'Hearn
ISBN: 0375700110
Publication Date: 1998-06-09
As we approach the twenty-first century, biracialism and biculturalism are becoming increasingly common. Skin color and place of birth are no longer reliable signifiers of one's identity or origin. Simple questions like What are you? and Where are you from? aren't answered--they are discussed. These eighteen essays, joined by a shared sense of duality, address the difficulties of not fitting into and the benefits of being part of two worlds. Through the lens of personal experience, they offer a broader spectrum of meaning for race and culture. And in the process, they map a new ethnic terrain that transcends racial and cultural division.

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Making Meaning of Whiteness - Alice McIntyre; Christine E. Sleeter (Foreword by)
ISBN: 0791434966
Publication Date: 1997-07-10
McIntyre describes how a group of white middle- and upper-middle-class female student teachers examined their "whiteness" and how they, as current and future educators, might develop teaching strategies that aim to disrupt and eliminate the oppressiveness of white privilege in education. The group analyzed ways of making meaning about whiteness and thinking critically about race and racism, and explored how racial identity is implicated in the formation and implementation of teaching practices.

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Working for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom - Nancye E. McCrary (Editor); E. Wayne Ross (Editor)
ISBN: 9781433129452
Publication Date: 2015-11-10

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Part Asian - 100% Hapa - Paul Spickard (Afterword by); Kip Fulbeck (Artist); Sean Lennon (Foreword by)
ISBN: 0811849597
Publication Date: 2006-03-09
Once a derogatory label derived from the Hawaiian word for half, Hapa is now being embraced as a term of pride by many people of Asian or Pacific Rim mixed-race heritage. Award-winning film producer and artist Kip Fulbeck has created a forum in word and image for Hapas to answer the question they're nearly always asked: "What are you?" Fulbeck's frank, head-on portraits are paired with the sitters' own statements of identity. A work of intimacy, beauty, and powerful self-expression, Part Asian, 100% Hapa is the book Fulbeck says he wishes he had growing up. An introduction to the rest of the world and an affirmation for Hapas themselveswho now number in the millionsit offers a new perspective on a rapidly growing population.

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Working for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom - Nancye E. McCrary (Editor); E. Wayne Ross (Editor)
ISBN: 9781433129452
Publication Date: 2015-11-10

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Raising Biracial Children - Kerry Ann Rockquemore; Tracey A. Laszloffy
ISBN: 075910901X
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
Moving beyond tragedy : a multidimensional model of mixed-race identity -- Acceptance and denial : shifting our gaze from labels to pathways -- Racism in America : what parents need to know -- Starting at home : families and racial socialization -- Beyond the family : community influences on racial identity development -- More than skin deep : appearances and mixed-race identity -- Just between sisters : the intersection of race and gender in the lives of mixed-race girls -- Multiracialism in America : reflections and new directions

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Black Lives Matter - Sue Bradford Edwards
ISBN: 1624038980
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Black Lives Matter covers the shootings that touched off passionate protests, the work of activists to bring about a more just legal system, and the tensions in US society that these events have brought to light.

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What If All the Kids Are White? - Louise Derman Sparks; Patricia G. Ramsey; Olsen Edwards (As told to); Carol Brunson Day (Foreword by)
ISBN: 0807746770
Publication Date: 2003-06-01

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Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 9780399252518
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
NEWBERY Winner Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.

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Heart and Soul - Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0061730793
Publication Date: 2013-12-23
Kadir Nelson's Heart and Soul—the winner of numerous awards, including the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor, and the recipient of five starred reviews—now features eight pages of discussion and curriculum material. The story of America and African Americans is a story of hope and inspiration and unwavering courage. This is the story of the men, women, and children who toiled in the hot sun picking cotton for their masters; it's about the America ripped in two by Jim Crow laws; it's about the brothers and sisters of all colors who rallied against those who would dare bar a child from an education. It's a story of discrimination and broken promises, determination, and triumphs. Told through the unique point of view and intimate voice of a one-hundred-year-old African-American female narrator, this inspiring book demonstrates that in gaining their freedom and equal rights, African Americans helped our country achieve its promise of liberty and justice—the true heart and soul of our nation.

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Daddy, There's a Noise Outside - Kenneth Braswell; Julie Anderson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780692541296
Publication Date: 2015-12-15
We don't often take the time to discuss with our children how and why protest to injustice occurs. To adults it may seem that our children sit on the outside of social activities, when the truth is, they are very aware of the change in their environments. To many folks, including our children, unrest has a way of making itself known.This book will attempt to speak to young children about "protest," why it occurs, and what it means.The book follows the characters of two parents explaining to their children the concept of "Protest" immediately following the murder by police of a young black boy in their community.

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Let's Talk about Race - Julius Lester; Karen Barbour (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0064462269
Publication Date: 2008-12-23
I am a story. So are you. So is everyone. Julius Lester says, "I write because our lives are stories. If enough of these stories are told, then perhaps we will begin to see that our lives are the same story. The differences are merely in the details." Now Mr. Lester shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special. Karen Barbour's dramatic, vibrant paintings speak to the heart of Lester's unique vision, truly a celebration of all of us.

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A Is for Activist - Innosanto Nagara
ISBN: 1609805399
Publication Date: 2013-11-19
A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues depicted resonate with their parents' values of community, equality and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future.

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The Civil Rights Movement for Kids - Mary C. Turck
ISBN: 155652370X
Publication Date: 2000-06-01
Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in New Orleans. In The Civil Rights Movement for Kids, children will discover how students and religious leaders worked together to demand the protection of civil rights for black Americans. They will relive the fear and uncertainty of Freedom Summer and learn how northern white college students helped bring national attention to atrocities committed in the name of segregation, and they'll be inspired by the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Activities include: reenacting a lunch counter sit-in; organizing a workshop on nonviolence; holding a freedom film festival followed by a discussion; and organizing a choral group to sing the songs that motivated the foot soldiers in this war for rights.

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A Dream of Freedom - Diane McWhorter
ISBN: 0439576784
Publication Date: 2004-10-01
A stirring history of the Civil Rights movement in America by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of CARRY ME HOME. In this history of the modern Civil Rights movement, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter focuses on the monumental events that occurred between 1954 (the year of Brown versus the Board of Education) and 1968 (the year that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated). Beginning with an overview of the movement since the end of the Civil War, McWhorter also discusses such events as the 1956 Montgomery bus boycott, the 1961 Freedom Rides, and the 1963 demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, among others. The author uses interviews she conducted personally.

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Teaching Tolerance - Sarah Bullard
ISBN: 9780385472654
Publication Date: 1997-08-18
Teaching Tolerance is an invitation to parents and teachers: an invitation to examine their own habits and attitudes toward the community around them. Sara Bullard believes that once a parent is aware of the attitudes they were raised with, it is easier for them to teach their children true tolerance toward others.

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Anti-Bias Curriculum - ABC Task Force Staff; Louise Derman-Sparks
ISBN: 9780935989205
Publication Date: 1989-01-01

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Start Seeing Diversity - Ellen Wolpert
ISBN: 9781929610655
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Developed by teachers at Washington-Beech Community Preschool in Boston, this training handbook provides a framework for understanding bias among preschool children, reorganized for stand-alone use as a student text. Nine detailed chapters treat six areas of bias—gender, age, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, economic class, and physical abilities—as well as the goals and guiding assumptions of anti-bias curriculum. Accompanying discussion questions encourage readers to examine their own memories and experiences.

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Celebrate! - Julie Bisson; Louise Derman-Sparks (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781605544533
Publication Date: 2017-01-10
Updated information and unbiased, developmentally appropriate strategies and activities to celebrate, rather than exclude, diversity, traditions, and holidays. Many programs are establishing a "no holiday" policy, but this book shows you how to celebrate and adhere to school policy. Among other topics, it includes evaluating holiday activities for appropriateness, addressing commercialism and stereotypes, involving families, and developing inclusive policies.

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Beyond Heroes and Holidays - Enid Lee (Editor); Deborah Menkart (Editor); Margo Okazawa-Rey (Editor)
ISBN: 9781878554116
Publication Date: 1998-02-01

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Roots and Wings - Stacey L. York
ISBN: 9781929610327
Publication Date: 2003-06-01
Roots and Wings will open doors to beginners in cultural diversity education, and will enrich the more experienced readers. It is a grand tool for assisting early childhood educators to address the many-faceted and complex issues of cultural diversity and racial prejudice. . . . I recommend this book to any teacher, caregiver, or parent who wants to begin learning what it means to foster young children’s respect for themselves and others."—Louise Derman-Sparks, author, AntiBias CurriculumMore than a decade ago, Roots and Wings was published as the first practical resource for early childhood teachers on the then new topic of multicultural education. This invaluable guide is now completely updated to respond to present day anti-bias issues in educating young children.

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Rethinking Our Classrooms - Bill Bigelow (Editor); Brenda Harvey (Editor); Stan Karp (Editor); Larry Miller (Editor)
ISBN: 9780942961270
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
The new companion volume to the original Rethinking Our Classrooms is packed with compelling articles about teaching, as well as curriculum ideas, lesson plans, and resources, all grounded in the realities of the classroom. Like the bestselling first volume, Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2 is an invaluable tool for educators striving to promote social justice and high-quality student learning.


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