These #books help kids understand and embrace diversity

7 Books That Teach Kids About Diversity

These books will help children better understand diversity and can create enriching converstaions in your classroom

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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 Muñoz Ryan

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 by Rita Williams-Garcia

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 Brian Pinkney and Andrea Davis Pinkney

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 Pena

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.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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Revolution by Deborah Wiles

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.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

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Glory Be by Augusta Scattergood

Glory Be, civil rights fiction, chapter books, elementary school books for kids, Augusta Scattergood


Golden Boy (Book) : Sullivan, Tara : A Tanzanian albino boy finds himself the ultimate outsider, hunted because of the color of his skin.

Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg

Q&A with Serafina's Promise Author Ann Burg Serafina’s Promise is the story of eleven-year-old Serafina, who grows up in extreme poverty in a rural village outside Port-au-Prince.

The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson

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 by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover

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 by Alaya Dawn Johnson

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.