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Books in this category address a wide range of historical and current forms of bigotry, prejudice that is both intentional and systemic and prejudice that is unintentional, but just as hurtful. In some books prejudice is the primary focus of the story; in others it is part of the fabric of the book but not its central theme.
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  Safe Place
Tehila Peterseil (Author), Zely Smechov (Illustrator)
The story of a young girl with ADD and dyslexia, who finds daily life an emotional and psychological struggle until a very special teacher enters her life.
[Grade Level: 5 & Up]
  Safety on the Internet
Written by
Lucia Raatma
This book provides an overview of online safety, including choosing age-appropriate sites, e-mailing, instant messaging, netiquette, and maintaining one's privacy. The layout is appealing, with many full-color photos and triple-spaced text.
[Grade Level: 4 - 7]
  Sara's Secret
Shelly O. Haas (Illustrator), Suzanne Wanous (Author)
Afraid of being ridiculed, a young girl doesn't want to tell her friends that her brother has cerebral palsy.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Say Something
Lea Lyon (Illustrator), Peggy Moss (Author)
A young narrator describes different examples of bullying that she witnesses at school and on the bus, but remains silent. One day, when her friends are absent, she must sit alone in the cafeteria, and several students make jokes at her expense. In addition to feeling angry about being treated this way, the girl is frustrated with the other kids who look on sympathetically but say nothing. She is then able to empathize with other victims. The next day, she approaches a quiet girl who is often teased and finds a new friend.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Secret of Priest's Grotto: A Holocaust Survival Story
Peter Lane Taylor (Author), Christos Nicola (Author)
This account describes how three Ukrainian Jewish families survived the Holocaust by hiding in a cave near their village for 344 days. Sixty years later, in 2003, caver Christos Nicola explored the cave and found signs of human habitation. His Internet searches eventually connected him with some of the survivors, from whom he learned how 38 people, including toddlers and a 75-year-old grandmother, fled the Nazis and lived in four underground rooms, sealed off from the outside world. Color photos take readers to the site and show some of the people now, while black-and-white historical ones give an idea of the past.
[Grade Level: 4 & Up]
  Secret of the Peaceful Warrior: A Story About Courage and Love
Dan Millman (Author), Robert D. San Souci (Editor), Taylor Bruce (Illustrator)
Danny learns that the best way to deal with a bully is through courage and love.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  The Secret to Freedom
Larry Johnson (Illustrator), Marcia Vaughn (Author)
Great Aunt Lucy tells the story of her slave days when she and her brother learned the quilt code to help direct other slaves, and eventually her brother too to freedom in the north.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  Seperate but Not Equal: The Dream and the Struggle
Written by
Jim Haskins
A moving history of the struggle of African-Americans for equal education rights from colonial times to the present, from the award-winning author of over eighty nonfiction books for young readers.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
Andy Mills (Author), Becky Osborn (Author), Erica Neitz (Illustrator)
Shapesville is a small town where five friends of various shapes, sizes, colors, and talents discuss their differences and celebrate what makes each of them unique. Through simple, rhyming verse and bold illustrations, these characters show that "it’s not the size of your shape or the shape of your size, but the size of your heart that deserves first prize."
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  A Shelter in Our Car
Monica Gunning (Author), Elaine Pedlar (Illustrator)
When her father died, Zettie and her mother left their warm and comfortable home in Jamaica for an uncertain future in the United Sates. Zettie's mother can't find a steady job so they are forced to live in their car. But her mother's unwavering love, support, and gutsy determination give Zettie the confidence that, together, she and her mother can meet all challenges.
[Grade Level: 1 - 4]
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