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1.   A Rose for Abby
Donna Guthrie (Author), Dennis Hockerman (Illustrator)
A young girl inspires her neighbors to help the homeless people in their community.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
2.   Adoption Is For Always
Judith Friedman (Illustrator), Linda Walvoord Girard (Author)
An adopted girl is helped by her new parents to understand that there are all kinds of families.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
3.   Against the Storm
Written by
Gaye Hicyilmaz
Twelve-year-old Mehmet moves with his family from a rural village to Amkara, Turkey, hoping to find a better life.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
4.   Alley Oops
Janice Levy (Author), C. B. Decker (Illustrator)
J.J. Jax has been tormenting an overweight boy, Patrick, who is now afraid to go to school. After Mr. Jax tells J.J. a story about when he acted as a bully and how sorry he feels now, J.J. bikes over to Patrick’s house to talk things over. J.J. is surprised to discover how much he and Patrick have in common. The boys’ shared interests become the conduit for growth, resolution and a budding friendship.
[Grade Level: 1 - 4]
5.   Arctic Hunter
E. J. Bird (Author), Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Author), Lawrence Migdale (Illustrator)
A young boy describes his life in Alaska, a life where ancient traditions and modern challenges meet.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
6.   Arnie and the New Kid
Written by
Nancy Carlson
Philip uses a wheelchair and has the challenge of being new to town. Arnie targets Phillip with acts of bullying and name-calling, until Arnie falls, breaks his leg, and finds himself temporarily disabled. As Arnie begins to understand and experience a physical disability, the two become friends.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
7.   Baba Yaga: A Russian Folktale
Eric A. Kimmel (Author), Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
When a terrible witch vows to eat her for supper, a little girl escapes with the help of a towel, a comb and kindness.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
8.   Bajo la luna de limón/Under the Lemon Moon
Eida do La Vega (Author), Edith Hope Fine (Author), René King Moreno (Illustrator)
A girl learns about generosity and forgiveness when she discovers someone has stolen lemons from her tree.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
9.   Baseball Saved Us
Dom Lee (Illustrator), Ken Mochizuki (Author)
When a Japanese-American boy and his family are interned in a camp during WWII, they decide to combat their depression by building a baseball field. During a game the boy channels his humiliation--both from being a prisoner and from being a bad player--to anger, giving him the strength to hit a game-winning home run.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
10.   Black Like Kyra, White Like Me
Judith Vigna (Author), Nadine Bernard Westcott (Illustrator)
Two young girls learn the sting of prejudice and how to work against it.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
11.   Blubber
Written by
Judy Blume
When overweight Linda gives an oral report on whales, the cruel and power-wielding class leader, Wendy, starts calling her "Blubber." The name-calling escalates into more intense bullying and humiliation. The novel's narrator, Jill, is a full participant from the start. Over time, though, she comes to question everyone's behavior, including her own. Finally, she challenges Wendy's power and learns that there are consequences, as well as rewards, to taking a stand.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
12.   Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies
Catherine de Pino (Author), Bonnie Matthews (Illustrator), Charles Beyl (Illustrator)
Steve has to do something about Gus. But what? He doesn't know how to make Gus leave him alone. He's afraid to ask for help. And he's afraid things will get even worse if he tells. When his parents find out anyway, Steve is surprised to feel relieved. And when they help him come up with a plan to send Gus on his way, he knows he can do it. The next time Gus tries to bully "Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet," he is in for a big surprise!
[Grade Level: 1 - 3]
13.   Bon Odori Dancer
Karen Kawamoto McCoy (Author), Carolina Yao (Illustrator)
A young girl feels clumsy and insecure during her traditional Japanese dance class until the other girls start helping her.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
14.   Cassie's Journey: Going West in the 1860's
Brett Harvey (Author), Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator)
A story of the joys and hardships of a family going West by covered wagon in the 1860s.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
15.   Char Siu Bao Boy
Sandra S. Yamate (Author), Carolina Yao (Illustrator)
After being ridiculed by the others at school, Charlie abandons his favorite Chinese food, char siu bao, and tries to eat more "normal" things, but then he finds a way to convert his friends to the tasty dish.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
16.   Christmas Makes Me Think
Chandra Cox (Illustrator), Tony Medina (Author)
A young African-American boy reflects on the spirit of Christmas and thinks of ways he can share what he has with others.
17.   Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome
Andy Bricky (Author), Jason Kingsley (Author), Mitchell Levitz (Author)
Two young men with Down Syndrome celebrate their successful coming-of-age and hard-won independence.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
18.   Crow Boy
Written by
Taro Yashima
Chibi’s classmates dislike him because he is different, but a kind teacher appreciates Chibi’s unique talents and helps him gain friendship and acceptance.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
19.   Daisy and the Doll
Larry Johnson (Illustrator), Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), Michael Medearis (Author)
A young girl living in rural Vermont tells about an experience related to being an African-American student in a predominantly white community.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
20.   Darkness over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and Rescue of the Jews
Written by
Ellen Levine
An account of Denmark's resistance against the Nazis, culminating in the Rosh Hashanah boatlift when most of Denmark's Jews were ferried to safety in Sweden.
[Grade Level: 5 & Up]
21.   Daughter of Suqua
Diane Johnston Hamm (Author), Paul Micich (Illustrator)
A young girl and her family struggle to maintain their identity.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
22.   Dream Wolf
Written and Illustrated by
Paul Goble
Two Plains Indian children are lost and cared for by a friendly wolf.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
23.   Drylongso
Virginia Hamilton (Author), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
A young man called Drylongso relieves a family's distress during a drought.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
24.   Erik Is Homeless
Keith Elliot Greenberg (Author), Carol Halebian (Illustrator)
A day in the life of a homeless child.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
25.   Faux Paw Meets the First Lady: Keeping Children Safe Online
Jacalyn Leavitt (Author), Sally Linford (Author), Sandman Studios (Illustrator)
Created for the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, the Faux Paw series features a six-toed, Web-surfing cat, who gets into trouble online and learns the lessons of Internet Safety. In this story, Faux Paw encounters an online bully while visiting the White House and, with help from the First Lady, learns to keep personal information private, not to respond to "flame" and to tell an adult when a problem arises online. The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes cartoon versions of the Faux Paw books and Internet safety information for adults.
[Grade Level: 2 - 4]
26.   First Day in Grapes
L. King Perez (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
First Day in Grapes tells the story of Chico, a young boy and his family, migrant workers who move up and down the state of California. Every September they pick grapes and Chico starts a new school. Often Chico gets picked on because he’s always “the new kid” and because he speaks Spanish sometimes. The story focuses on Chico’s first day of third grade at a new school- things are a little different this time. Chico learns to be proud of his abilities in math and to stand up for himself when some other students bully him and make fun of his heritage. Also in Spanish, as "Primer Dia en Las Uvas."
[Grade Level: K - 3]
27.   Goggles!
Written by
Ezra Jack Keats
Archie and Peter find a pair of motorcycle goggles that the neighborhood bullies try to take from them. They use their dog, Willie, to help them outsmart the bullies.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
28.   Goin' Someplace Special
Patricia C. McKissack (Author), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African-American girl experiences a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town, the public library.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
29.   Going Home
Written by
Nicholosa Mohr
A summer spent with relatives in Puerto Rico leaves Felita longing for the familiarity of her family and life in New York City.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
30.   Hands are Not for Hitting
Martine Agassi (Author), Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator)
A book that shows the many positive ways that children and adults can use their hands.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
31.   Harry and Willy and Carrothead
Written by
Judith Caseley
Three boys overcome their prejudices and become friends.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
32.   Heroes
Dom Lee (Illustrator), Ken Mochizuki (Author)
A Japanese-American boy's playmates insist that he always play the "bad guy" in their war games until the boy's father and uncle intervene by showing up at the playground in their WW II uniforms.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
33.   Hooway for Wodney Wat
Helen Lester (Author), Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
Rodney Rat is teased mercilessly by all the other rodents because he can’t pronounce his R’s. When Camilla Capybara joins the class and announces that she is bigger, meaner, and smarter than any of the other rodents, everyone is afraid, especially Wodney. One day he unwittingly catches Camilla out in a game of Simon Says, and surprises himself and saves his classmates from big bully Camilla.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
34.   How Humans Make Friends
Written and Illustrated by
Loreen Leedy
An elementary guide to making and keeping friends.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
35.   How My Parents Learned to Eat
Ina R. Friedman (Author), Allen Say (Illustrator)
A child tells how her American father learned to eat with chopsticks and her Japanese mother learned to eat with a knife and fork.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
36.   Immigrant Girl: Becky of Eldridge Street
Brett Harvey (Author), Deborah Kogan Ray (Illustrator)
An authentic portrayal of a period in America when immigration was at its height.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
37.   It Doesn't Have To Be This Way: A Barrio Story
Daniel Galvez (Illustrator), Luis J. Rodriguez (Author)
A young boy reluctantly becomes more and more involved in the activities of a local gang.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
38.   Joshua T Bates Takes Charge
Susan Richards Shreve (Author), Dan Andreasen (Illustrator)
Joshua T. Bates was held back during the third grade and has been bullied and called names by Tommy Wilhelm ever since. Now as a fifth grader, Joshua's new best friend is getting teased by Tommy as well. Joshua has to choose whether to stand up for his new friend or avoid the taunting and name-calling of Tommy Wilhelm.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
39.   Just Because I Am: A Child's Book of Affirmation
L M. Payne (Author), Pamela Espeland (Editor), Claudia Rohling (Illustrator)
The messages in this book help to strengthen a young child's self-esteem.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
40.   Just Enough Is Plenty: A Hanukkah Tale
Seymour Chwast (Illustrator), Barbara Diamond Goldin (Author)
A folktale about a poor family, a stranger and generosity.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
41.   King of the Playground
Written by
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Sammy, self-proclaimed "King of the Playground," will not let Kevin play on the swings, slide, or monkey bars. Fortunately, Kevin's father, who believes that words are stronger than fists, subtly suggests ways to respond to Sammy, and a friendship between the two boys begins.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
42.   Make Someone Smile and 40 More Ways to Be a Peaceful Person
Judy Lalli (Author), Douglas L. Mason-Fry (Photographer)
This book demonstrates the skills of peacemaking, conflict resolution, negotiating and compromise, as alternatives to fighting.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
43.   Mary McLean and the St. Patrick's Day Parade
Michael Dooling (Illustrator), Steven Kroll (Author)
In order to march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Mary must find a perfect shamrock.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
44.   My eXtra Special Brother
Stephanie Conley (Illustrator), Carly Heyman (Author)
The teen author describes the joys and challenges of life with her brother Scott who has fragile X syndrome.
45.   Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam: Oasis of Peace
Ben Dolphin (Illustrator), Laurie Dolphin (Author)
The lives of two boys, one Jewish and one Arab, who attend a school in a unique community where Jews and Arabs live in peace.
46.   Not-So-Weird Emma
Sally Warner (Author), Jamie Harper (Illustrator)
Emma started third grade at a new school and she’s still getting used to it. When one of her only new friends, Cynthia, calls Emma weird because she likes nature and “boy stuff,” she worries about her appearance and interests. In addition, she and retaliates by calling Cynthia names as well. Before long, the whole class is calling each other names and Emma realizes how much name-calling can hurt. With the help of their teacher, Ms. Sanchez, Emma and her classmates learn a better way to interact and get along.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
47.   Nothing in the Mailbox
Carolyn Ford (Author), Sally Schaedler (Illustrator)
A boy's letter writing has happy consequences.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
48.   Nothing Wrong with a Three-Legged Dog
Written by
Graham McNamee
Keath and his best friend Lynda are in the fourth grade. Some kids call Lynda Zebra," because her mother's black and her father's white. And Keath is "Whitey." "He's vanilla in a chocolate school" where Toothpick, a bully, has it in for him. Lynda and Keath both love dogs. Dogs don't care about what color is the right one. Dogs don't hate anybody. Their favorite dog is Leftovers, Lynda's three-legged beagle. When he got hurt, his first owners gave up on him, but Lynda and Keath turn him into a winner, a pooch that shows Keath that sometimes it's good to stand out, to be special, and that even when you look different, there are ways to fit in.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
49.   Onion Tears
Diana Kidd (Author), Lucy Montgomery (Illustrator)
Leaving her family behind in war-torn Vietnam, a young girl adjusts to life in the United States.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
50.   Paul and Sebastian
Rene Escudie (Author), Ulises Wensell (Illustrator), Roderick Townley (Adapter)
Paul and Sebastian are told not to play with each other because their lives are too different. One day they get lost together during a rainstorm and become good friends.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
51.   Peace and Bread: The Story of Jane Adams
Written by
Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
The story of Jane Addams, who overcame many obstacles to make Chicago's Hull House a thriving community center.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
52.   Peace Tales: World Folktales to Talk About
Written by
Margaret Read McDonald
Folktales from around the world that invite readers to think about peace and how they can make it a reality.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
53.   Poppa's Itchy Christmas
Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), John Ward (Illustrator)
A young boy is disappointed with his Christmas gifts until they come in handy.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
54.   Precious Gold, Precious Jade
Written by
Sharon E. Heisel
A young woman befriends a Chinese family despite the racism and fear that overwhelm the residents of her small mining town at the end of the gold rush.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
55.   Primer Dia en Las Uvas
L. King Perez (Author), Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
Primer Dia en Las Uvas (First Day in Grapes) tells the story of Chico, a young boy and his family, migrant workers who move up and down the state of California. Every September they pick grapes and Chico starts a new school. Often Chico gets picked on because he’s always “the new kid” and because he speaks Spanish sometimes. The story focuses on Chico’s first day of third grade at a new school- things are a little different this time. Chico learns to be proud of his abilities in math and to stand up for himself when some other students bully him and make fun of his heritage. Originally written in English.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
56.   Rag Coat
Written by
Lauren A. Mills
A young girl proudly wears her new coat made of clothing scraps and tells her classmates the stories behind each piece of fabric.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
57.   Rosie's Story
Written by
Martine Gogoll
Unhappy because the other students in her class make fun of her red hair and freckles, Rosie writes a story about how she feels and discovers that she is not alone.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
58.   Sam
Ann Herbert Scott (Author), Symeon Shimin (Illustrator)
A family finds a special job for young Sam who wants to feel helpful.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
59.   Sami and the Time of Troubles
Judith Heide Gilliland (Author), Florence Parry Heide (Author), Ted Lewin (Illustrator)
A young boy goes to school, helps his mother with chores, plays with his friends and lives with his family in a basement shelter when the bombings occur and the fighting begins.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
60.   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]
61.   Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Written by
Patty Lovell
When Molly Lou Melon starts at a new school, the class bully, Ronald, teases her for being short, having buckteeth and a voice that sounds like "a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor." Molly remembers what her grandmother told her to always feel good about herself, which helps her overcome the bully’s taunts.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
62.   Stop Picking on Me (A First Look At Series)
Written by
Pat Thomas
Written by an experienced psychotherapist and counselor, this picture book explores bullying in simple terms. It explores the fears, worries, and questions surrounding bullying and the dynamics in young children’s relationships. It encourages children to understand personal and social problems as a first step toward solving them.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
63.   Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Deborah Hopkinson (Author), James Ransome (Illustrator)
A young girl stitches a quilt with the map pattern she used to escape to freedom.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
64.   Swimmy
Written by
Leo Lionni
This classic tale of cooperation follows a little black fish and his friends, a school of little red fish, who cannot escape when the big fish try to eat them until they discover that when they work together, they become the biggest fish of all.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
65.   Tall Boy's Journey
Joanna Halpert Kraus (Author), Karen Ritz (Illustrator)
A young boy must leave his home in Korea to come live with his adoptive parents in the United States, a country he finds strange and uncomfortable.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
66.   The Adventures of Connie and Diego/Las Aventuras de Connie y Diego
Maria Garcia (Author), Malaquias Montoya (Illustrator)
Tired of being laughed at because they are different, a pair of multicolored twins runs a way to ask the animals where they belong.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
67.   The Adventures of Sugar and Junior
Angela Shelf Medearis (Author), Nancy Poydar (Illustrator)
Two neighborhood children enjoy playing games, making cookies and going to the movies.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
68.   The Berenstain Bears No Girls Allowed
Jan Berenstain (Author), Stan Berenstain (Author)
Brother bear is angry because sister bear can do "boy" things better than him. He decides to make a club with other male cubs to exclude her.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
69.   The Best Way to Play
Bill Cosby (Author), Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator)
A group of children learn that using their imaginations is the best way to play.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
70.   The Big Bad Bully Bear
Written by
Ginnie Hofmann
Arthur and his friend, Emmy Bear, invite all the teddy bears in the neighborhood over for cake. They all join together to teach Bully Bear a valuable lesson, and Bully Bear realizes that he would rather have friends than be a bully.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
71.   The Giantess
Eveline Hasler (Author), Renate Seelig (Illustrator), Laura McKenna (Adapter)
A kind neighbor helps a giantess realize that her height is no obstacle to happiness.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
72.   The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars
Floyd Cooper (Illustrator), Jean Merrill (Adapter)
Adapted from a story found on a twelfth-century scroll, a free-spirited girl is determined to be herself.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
73.   The Jacket
Andrew Clements (Author), McDavid Henderson (Illustrator)
Phil, a young white boy, accuses Daniel, an African-American boy, of stealing Phil's brother's jacket, and both boys learn a lot as they uncover the truth about the jacket.
74.   The Kid's Guide to Service Projects
Barbara A. Lewis (Author), Pamela Espeland (Illustrator)
This book describes the different opportunities for children to get involved in community service across a wide range of areas and interests.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
75.   The Long Red Scarf
Nette Hilton (Author), Margaret Power (Illustrator)
When grandfather can't find a woman to knit him a scarf, he learns to knit his own.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
76.   The Meanest Thing to Say
Bill Cosby (Author), Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator)
When a new boy in second grade tries to get the other students to play a game that involves saying mean things, another student shows him a better way to make friends.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
77.   The Paper Bag Princess
Robert Munsch (Author), Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
A princess rescues the prince she is supposed to marry by outsmarting a dragon, but when the prince is not at all grateful and is more concerned with her appearance, she decides not to marry him.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
78.   The Piano
Susan Keeter (Illustrator), William Miller (Author)
A young African-American girl's love of music leads her to a job in the home of an older white woman who not only teaches the girl to play the piano, but also about caring for others.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
79.   The Rainbow Fish
Written by
Marcus Pfister
A beautiful rainbow fish learns a valuable lesson about pride and vanity.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
80.   The Recess Queen
Written by
Alexia O'Neill
Mean Jean is the playground bully. All of the children are fearful of her. When a new student, Katie Sue, comes to school, she unknowingly does all of the things that Mean Jean forbids. When Mean Jean attempts to set the record straight, Katie Sue pulls out a jump rope and asks Mean Jean to play with her. She does, and the social environment of the playground is improved for everyone.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
81.   The Roses in My Carpet
Ronald Himler (Illustrator), Rukhsana Khan (Author)
A young boy and his mother and sister escape the war in Afghanistan and live in a refugee camp.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
82.   The Singing Man
Angela Shelf Medearis (Adapter), Terea Shaffer (Illustrator)
A young man is forced to leave his West African village because he chooses music over the more practical occupation of his brothers.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
83.   The Unbreakable Code
Sara Hoagland Hunter (Author), Julia Miner (Illustrator)
A young boy is afraid to leave the Navajo reservation until his grandfather explains how Navajo language, faith and integrity helped to win World War II.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
84.   The Upside Down Boy/El niñode cabeza
Elizabeth Gómez (Illustrator), Juan Felipe Herrera (Author)
A young boy recalls the year when his parents settled down in the city so he could go to school for the first time.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
85.   The Wizard of Sound
Barbara Mitchell (Author), Hetty Mitchell (Illustrator)
A story about Thomas Edison, who overcame a disability to become a great inventor.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
86.   Tight Times
Barbara Shook Hazen (Author), Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
A father loses his job and the family has difficult financial times.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
87.   Tomahawks and Trombones
Written by
Barbara Mitchell
A story about the people in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the Delaware Indians and how they kept peace between them during the French and Indian War.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
88.   We Can Get Along: A Child's Book of Choices
L M. Payne (Author), Claudia Rohling (Illustrator)
This book shows how getting along and sharing make children happy, while fighting and bullying make children sad and afraid.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
89.   What Would You Do?
Katherine Altieri (Illustrator), Amarpal Khanna (Illustrator), Los Angeles Dream Dialogue, 1998-2000 (Author), Joanna Marcuse (Illustrator)
Three stories, each presenting a dilemma, written by California teens to assist younger children in resolving difficult life situations.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
90.   White Lilacs
Written by
Carolyn Meyer
A young girl's community is threatened when white people decide to forcibly relocate African-American families to make room for a new park.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
91.   Who Belongs Here? An American Story
Margy Burns Knight (Author), Anne Sibley O’Brien (Illustrator)
Young readers are asked to explore the human implications of intolerance.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
92.   Why Did We Have to Move Here?
Written and Illustrated by
Sally J. Davies
A young boy has trouble adjusting to his new home and his new school, until he decides that he can make new friends.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
93.   William and the Good Old Days
Jan Spivey Gilchrist (Illustrator), Eloise Greenfield (Author)
A young boy copes with his grandmother's illness.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
94.   Willie Wins
Carl Angel (Illustrator), Almira Astudillo Gilles (Author)
Willie's father tells him there is something special in an old coconut bank brought from the Philippines, but Willie is embarrassed to take the bank to school for a contest because he knows that one of his classmates will make fun of him.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
95.   Wings
Written and Illustrated by
Christopher Myers
Wings is the retelling of a myth that highlights the beauty and perils of being different. Ikarus Jackson is very different: he has wings and he can fly. But at school, his wings attract too much attention, and kids think he is 'showing off.' One girl realizes he must be lonely being the only one who has wings, and resolves to step in and stop the name-calling and teasing towards Ikarus.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
96.   Yoko
Written by
Rosemary Wells
When a young girl brings her favorite lunch of sushi to school, her classmates make fun of what she eats until one classmate tries it for himself.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 1]
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