Cultural Diversity for Kids

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Windows and mirrors allow children to see themselves represented and look into the lives of others who are different. These books are aimed at the middle grades (ages 9-12).

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When a little girl and her younger brother are forced along with their family to flee the home they've always known, they must learn to make a new home for themselves -- wherever they are. And sometimes the smallest things -- a cup, a blanket, a lamp, a flower, a story -- can become a port of hope in a terrible storm. As the refugees travel onward toward an uncertain future, they are buoyed up by their hopes, dreams and the stories they tell -- a story that will carry them perpetually…

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When a little girl and her younger brother are forced along with their family to flee the home they've always known, they must learn to make a new home for themselves -- wherever they are. And sometimes the smallest things -- a cup, a blanket, a lamp, a flower, a story -- can become a port of hope in a terrible storm. As the refugees travel onward toward an uncertain future, they are buoyed up by their hopes, dreams and the stories they tell -- a story that will carry them perpetually…

Lami is the best chicken catcher in the whole village. Her sister may be speedy at spelling, her friend fast at braiding hair, and her brother brave with bulls, but when it comes to chickens, nobody is faster or braver than Lami. That is, until the day when Lami chases a little too fast, up the baobab tree, and reaches a little too far ... ow! How can she catch chickens with an ankle that's puffed up like an angry lizard? Could it be that quick thinking is more important than quick running?
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Lami is the best chicken catcher in the whole village. Her sister may be speedy at spelling, her friend fast at braiding hair, and her brother brave with bulls, but when it comes to chickens, nobody is faster or braver than Lami. That is, until the day when Lami chases a little too fast, up the baobab tree, and reaches a little too far ... ow! How can she catch chickens with an ankle that's puffed up like an angry lizard? Could it be that quick thinking is more important than quick running?

Omar and his little brother, Hassan, live in a refugee camp. Their father was killed, and they haven't seen their mother since they fled home. Omar wants to return to school and build a future for himself and Hassan, but is it worth the risk of leaving his intellectually disabled brother vulnerable for hours each day?
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Availability: When stars are scattered / Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed ; color by Iman Geddy.

Omar and his little brother, Hassan, live in a refugee camp. Their father was killed, and they haven't seen their mother since they fled home. Omar wants to return to school and build a future for himself and Hassan, but is it worth the risk of leaving his intellectually disabled brother vulnerable for hours each day?

Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. Now in fifth grade, Krista is conflicted about being her school's "Korean Ambassador," worried about asking her intimidating grandma to teach the class how to cook kim-bap, and her new friends are pulling her away from Jason.

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Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. Now in fifth grade, Krista is conflicted about being her school's "Korean Ambassador," worried about asking her intimidating grandma to teach the class how to cook kim-bap, and her new friends are pulling her away from Jason.

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Availability: Princess Princess. Ever after / by Katie O'Neill ; edited by Ari Yarwood ; designed by Fred Chao.

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Follow the all-new adventures of its monarch, the Black Panther! King T'Challa is responsible for defending his people--and the world--from any threats. And he gets plenty of help--and sass--from his genius sister Shuri.

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Follow the all-new adventures of its monarch, the Black Panther! King T'Challa is responsible for defending his people--and the world--from any threats. And he gets plenty of help--and sass--from his genius sister Shuri.

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Availability: The okay witch / by Emma Steinkeller.

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Eleven-year-old Makeda has grown up with an adopted white family. After moving to New Mexico and having to leave her old life and old friends behind, Makeda begins to wonder what it would be like to grow up with a family that looks like her.
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Availability: For black girls like me / Mariama J. Lockington.

Eleven-year-old Makeda has grown up with an adopted white family. After moving to New Mexico and having to leave her old life and old friends behind, Makeda begins to wonder what it would be like to grow up with a family that looks like her.

Twelve-year-old Emily is traveling to China with her parents to adopt her baby sister Mei Lin. Her parents are too busy to take Emily out to work on her photojournalism contest entry, so her new friend Katherine's secret quest to find her Chinese birth mother seems like the perfect opportunity.
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Availability: Emily out of focus / Miriam Spitzer Franklin.

Twelve-year-old Emily is traveling to China with her parents to adopt her baby sister Mei Lin. Her parents are too busy to take Emily out to work on her photojournalism contest entry, so her new friend Katherine's secret quest to find her Chinese birth mother seems like the perfect opportunity.

After losing his mom, Kaede developed anger issues that put him in danger of repeating the year. A summer assignment about the meaning of home can save him, but what IS home when you're on your way from Canada to Japan to reconnect with your estranged father and brother?

Availability: All the ways home / Elsie Chapman.

After losing his mom, Kaede developed anger issues that put him in danger of repeating the year. A summer assignment about the meaning of home can save him, but what IS home when you're on your way from Canada to Japan to reconnect with your estranged father and brother?

Cat's almost like a parent to Chicken, her autistic little brother, now that their father is dead and their mother is working hard. But when they spend the summer with their grandparents, Cat gets to feel like a kid again.

Availability: Caterpillar summer / Gillian McDunn.

Cat's almost like a parent to Chicken, her autistic little brother, now that their father is dead and their mother is working hard. But when they spend the summer with their grandparents, Cat gets to feel like a kid again.

Twelve-year-old Shayla considers herself a rule follower, but when she gets involved with Black Lives Matter, she realizes that some things are worth getting in trouble for.
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Availability: A good kind of trouble / Lisa Moore Ramée

Twelve-year-old Shayla considers herself a rule follower, but when she gets involved with Black Lives Matter, she realizes that some things are worth getting in trouble for.

Availability: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy : a graphic novel / story by Rey Terciero ; pencils by Bre Indigo.

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Karma Khullar is about to start middle school, and she is super nervous. Not just because her best friend has found a mean new best friend. Or the fact that her dad is the new stay-at-home parent. But because she has seventeen new hairs on her upper lip.

Availability: Karma Khullar's mustache / Kristi Wientge.

Karma Khullar is about to start middle school, and she is super nervous. Not just because her best friend has found a mean new best friend. Or the fact that her dad is the new stay-at-home parent. But because she has seventeen new hairs on her upper lip.

Eleven-year-old piano prodigy Isabella, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.
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Availability: Blended / Sharon M. Draper.

Eleven-year-old piano prodigy Isabella, whose black father and white mother struggle to share custody, never feels whole, especially as racial tensions affect her school, her parents both become engaged, and she and her stepbrother are stopped by police.