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Best Books on Inclusion and Diversity

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Best Books on Inclusion and Diversity
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The Name Jar
Yangsook Choi - 2003-10-14 (first published in 2001)
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The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American kids will like her. So instead of introducing herself on the first day of school, she tells the class that she will choose a name by the foll...
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All Are Welcome
Alexandra Penfold - 2018-07-10
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A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids.Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn fro...
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Last Stop on Market Street
Matt de la Peña - 2015-01-08
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Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty...
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Strictly No Elephants
Lisa Mantchev - 2015-10-27
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When the local Pet Club won’t admit a boy’s tiny pet elephant, he finds a solution—one that involves all kinds of unusual animals in this sweet and adorable picture book.Today is Pet Club day. There will be cats and dogs and fish, but strictly no elephants are allowed. The Pet Club doesn’t understand that pets come in all shapes and sizes, just lik...
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The Day You Begin
Jacqueline Woodson - 2018-08-28
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National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpre Illustrator Award winner Rafael Lopez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. There will be times when you walk into a room and no one there is quite like you.There are many reasons to feel d...
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I Am Enough
Grace Byers - 2018-03-06
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I Am Enough is the picture book everyone needsThis is a gorgeous, lyrical ode to loving who you are, respecting others, and being kind to one another—from Empire actor and activist Grace Byers and talented newcomer artist Keturah A. Bobo.This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.We are all here for a purpose. ...
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Antiracist Baby Picture Book
Ibram X. Kendi - 2020-07-14
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From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a new 9x9 picture book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves, now with added discussion prompts to help readers recognize and reflect on bias in their daily lives.Featured on Good Morning America,...
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So You Want to Talk About Race
Ijeoma Oluo - 2019-09-24 (first published in 2018)
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In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in AmericaWidespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy--from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans--has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you te...
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We're Different, We're the Same
Bobbi Kates - 1992-10-13
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Who better than Sesame Street to teach us that we may all look different on the outside--but it's important to remember that deep down, we are all very much alike. We all have the same needs, desires, and feelings. Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults in their lives that everyone is the same on the inside, and it's ...
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It's Okay To Be Different
Todd Parr - 2009-04-01 (first published in 2006)
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It's okay to need some help. It's okay to be a different color. It's okay to talk about your feelings. From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are. Told with Todd Parr's signature wit and wisdom, It's Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and confidence ...
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad
Lovely by Jess Hong
This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Red by Michael Hall
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
Just Ask! by Sonia Sotomayor
A Family Is a Family Is a Family by Sara O'Leary
Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang
All My Stripes by Shaina Rudolph
The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler
Speak Up by Miranda Paul
Emmanuel's Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson
Everywhere Babies by Susan Marla, Meyers Frazee
The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates
We Can't Talk about That at Work! by Mary-Frances Winters
Blindspot by Mahzarin R. Banaji
White Fragility by Robin Diangelo
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'O
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
The Culture Map by Erin Meyer
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
Islandborn by Junot Díaz
Don't Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller
Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures by Julia Finley Mosca
The Family Book by Todd Parr
By Allia Zobel Nolan - What I Like About Me! by Miki (Ilt) Sakamoto Allia Zobel-Nolan Miki Sakamoto
Let's Talk About Race by Julius Lester
When Charley Met Emma by Amy Webb
Happy in Our Skin by Fran Manushkin
I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Different is Awesome by Ryan Haack
Moses Goes to a Concert by Isaac Millman
Mommy's Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
Same, Same But Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Where Are You From? by Yamile Saied Méndez
Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis
Just Because by Rebecca Elliott
Chocolate Me! by Taye Diggs
Pink Is for Boys by Robb Pearlman
Say Hello! by Rachel Isadora
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
The Story Of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Skin Like Mine by Latashia M. Perry
The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
March by John Lewis
The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell
We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester
We're All Wonders by R. J. Palacio
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh
Of Thee I Sing by Barack Obama
I Love My Hair! by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
Drawn Together by Minh Lê
The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco
Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
I Dissent by Debbie Levy
The Memo by Minda Harts
The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee
My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan al Abdullah
Nana Akua Goes to School by Tricia Elam Walker
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina by Monica Brown
A Boy Like You by Frank Murphy
I Am Human by Susan Verde
Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack
A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff
I Walk with Vanessa by Kerascoët
Planting Stories by Anika Aldamuy Denise
Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
We Are Grateful by Traci Sorell
Maddi's Fridge by Lois Brandt
Global Babies by Global Fund For Children