These books will help children better understand diversity and can create enriching converstaions in your classroom
Brown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) by Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan – Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of comfort in Mexico for the labor camps in Southern California, facing harsh circumstances on the eve of the Great Depression. pages, Lexile:
One Crazy Summer: Rita Williams-Garcia; In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men who Changed America - by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Presents the stories of 10 African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.
The Living by Matt de la Peña (Grades 9 & up). After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.
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Revolution, Deborah Wiles' second novel in The Sixties Trilogy, sends readers on a journey to Mississippi in the summer of also known as "Freedom Summer.
Trying to go straight, troublemaker Jackson Greene succumbs to the lure of the con when it appears Maplewood Middle School's student-council election is being rigged against his friend Gaby de la Cruz.
The Crossover: A Basketball Novel by Kwame Alexander (HMH) Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court as their father ignores his declining health.
The Summer Prince - Alaya Dawn Johnson: In a Brazil of the distant future, June Costa falls in love with Enki, knowing that, like all Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.