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Written by
Jerry Spinelli
Crash Coogan is a seventh grade "jock" who enjoys teasing his skinny Quaker neighbor. When one day Coogan's grandfather has a stroke and becomes severely disabled, Crash no longer sees the fun in playing brutal pranks and quickly learns about what is important in life.
[Grade Level: 5 & Up]
  The Crayon Box that Talked
Shane Derolf (Author), Michael Letzig (Illustrator)
Although they are many different colors, the crayons in a box discover that when they get together they can appreciate each other and make a complete picture.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Crazy Horse's Vision
Joseph Bruchac (Author), S. D. Nelson (Illustrator)
A story based on the life of the young Lakota boy who grew up to be one of the bravest defenders of his people.
[Grade Level: K - 6]
  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]
  Dad and Me in the Morning
Patricia Lakin (Author), Robert Steele (Illustrator)
A young deaf boy and his father share walks to the beach and the sunrise every morning. This book illustrates different ways in which they communicate with one another and the experiences that they share each morning.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
Written by
Adele Aron Greenspun
Photographs and text depict the many special things that fathers do with their children.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Daddy's Roommate
Written by
Michael Willhoite
A young boy’s divorced father now lives with his boyfriend. He discusses how his father and his new roommate share life with one another.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Daddy's Wedding
Written by
Michael Willhoite
In this sequel to “Daddy’s Roommate”, Nick is asked to be the best man at his father’s and Frank’s wedding. In this story, Nick talks about the gathering of family and friends, the food and the ceremony.
[Grade Level: K - 2]
  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]
  Dance, Kayla!
Written by
Darwin McBeth Walton
A young girl uses her dancing to help her cope during difficult times.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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