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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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  Universal Declaration of Human Rights: An Adaptation for Children
Ruth Rocha (Author), Otavio Roth (Illustrator)
This adaptation of the original Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes simplified text and serves as an excellent introduction to human rights for children. Each article of the declaration has been summarized in one or two lines and is accompanied by vivid linocut illustrations by Brazilian artist Otavio Roth.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
 
  Vatsana's Lucky New Year
Written by
Sara Gogol
Vatsana is a twelve year old girl who was born in Portland, Oregon to Laotian parents. She sometimes wishes that her parents would be more American but learns to appreciate her Laotian culture when she runs into racism, prejudice and hatred.
[Grade Level: 6 & Up]
 
  The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights
Written by
Russel Freedman
This book is a chronological account of one of the nation's greatest African-American vocalists, from her childhood in Philadelphia through her acclaimed U.S. and European concert tours in the 1920s and 1930s. Though Anderson did not set out to be a political activist, her prominence put her in a position to expose the injustices of segregation. Anderson’s historic 1939 Easter concert at the Lincoln Memorial—a response to the Daughters of the American Revolution's refusal to allow her to appear at Constitution Hall—is a milestone in both musical and civil rights history. The book includes archival photographs and a selected bibliography and discography.
[Grade Level: 4 - 9]
 
  Walking the Road to Freedom
Jeri Ferris (Author), Peter E. Hanson (Illustrator)
A story about Sojourner Truth.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
 
  Warren Is Wonderful
Annette L. Becklund (Author), Ray Gulzeth (Illustrator)
"Warren is Wonderful" celebrates unique and sensitive children and adults diagnosed with Autism, Asperger's, and other ways of being. The story--which is also a coloring book--conveys the need for understanding, validation, support, and unconditional love.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
 
  We Are All The Same Inside
Written and Illustrated by
Timothy D. Bellavia
Using a multi-media format, children are introduced to Sage—an alien with no outside skin—who explores diversity and teaches that we are all the same on the inside. Information about doll workshops and instructional materials available at http://www.weareallthesameinside.com.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
 
  What if Someone I Know Is Gay?: Answers to Questions about Gay and Lesbian People
Eric Marcus (Author), Jane O'Connor (Editor)
This book offers straightforward and concise answers for kids who have questions concerning homosexuality. This book also provides suggestions for adults who are faced with questions that leave them struggling for the right thing to say.
[Grade Level: 5 & Up]
 
  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]
 
  When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
Pam Muñoz Ryan (Author), Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of over 75,000 people in pre-Civil Rights America. While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her character, and the struggles of the times in which she lived, it is only part of her story. This portrait of Anderson takes us from her childhood, singing in church, to her rejection from a music school that barred "colored" people, to her rise to prominence despite the racial barriers of the times. The book includes evocative illustrations and lyrics from some of Anderson's songs.
[Grade Level: 1 - 5]
 
  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]
 
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