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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All Books in the Prejudice & Discrimination Category
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]
Hiding from the Nazis David A. Adler (Author), Karen Ritz (Illustrator) The true story of Lore Baer, a four-year-old Jewish child placed with a Christian family in the Dutch farm country to avoid persecution by the Nazis. [Grade Level: 2 - 4]
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]
Hope Isabell Monk (Author), Janice Lee Porter (Illustrator) After someone asks whether she's "mixed", second-grader Hope, a biracial child, wonders what that means. Her great aunt assures her that as the child of a white father and an African-American mother, she represents "generations of faith mixed with lots of love.” As she listens to Aunt Poogee recount her family’s history and the story behind her name, Hope learns to feel proud of her biracial heritage and how to handle questions about her racial status in the future.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
I Am Rosa Parks Rosa Parks (Author), Jim Haskins (Author), Wil Clay (Illustrator) The woman whose acts of civil disobedience led to the 1956 Supreme Court order to desegregate buses in Montgomery, Alabama, explains what she did and why. [Grade Level: K - 3]
I Could Do That!: Ester Morris Gets Women the Vote Linda Arms White (Author), Nancy Carpenter (Illustrator) “I could do that,” says six-year-old Esther as she watches her mother making tea. Start her own business at the age of nineteen? Why, she could do that, too. But one thing Esther and other women could NOT do was vote. Only men could do that. With lively text and illustrations, this picture book biography shows how one girl’s gumption propels her through a life filled with challenges until, in 1869, she wins the vote for women in Wyoming Territory -– the first time ever in the United States. [Grade Level: 2 - 4]
I Have a Dream Martin Luther King, Jr. (Author), Coretta Scott King (Author) This edition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s “I Have a Dream" speech is illustrated by fifteen recipients of the Coretta Scott King Award, which recognizes African American authors and illustrators. Signed statements from the artists explain the emotions they were tying to capture and why and how they used certain colors and tones. This book evokes the sound of King's voice as it was captured on that historic August day in 1963. [Grade Level: 1 & Up]