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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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  Simon's Hook
Karen Burnett, (Author), Laurie Barrows (Illustrator)
Simon is constantly being teased. To help him, his grandmother offers him advice every time he is targeted by acts of taunting and bullying.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  The Sissy Duckling
Harvey Fierstein (Author), Henry Cole (Illustrator)
Elmer is a duckling that enjoys doing much different things than other male ducks his age. His father is ashamed and tries to teach him how to play sports, he gets bullied in school, and eventually decides to run away from home. Only when Elmer saves his father’s life and nurses him back to health that his father realizes that he should be proud of his brave son.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Six Million Paper Clips: The Making of a Children's Holocaust Memorial
Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand (Author), Peter W. Schroeder (Author)
This book tells the inspiring story of the teachers, students, and community of Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee, and their quest to understand and teach about the Holocaust. The authors, White House correspondents for a group of German newspapers, helped the school publicize the project to collect six million paper clips to show just how many people were murdered and obtained a German railcar to house them. The book includes a lot of photos, quotes and behind-the-scenes information. It is a companion to the documentary film, Paper Clips.
[Grade Level: 4 - 8]
  The Skin I'm In
Written by
Sharon Flake
Maleeka Madison is lacking in self-confidence because she feels that her skin is too dark. Miss Saunders, who's skin is blotched with a rare skin condition, teaches Maleeka about loving who she is and being comfortable in her "own skin."
[Grade Level: 6 & Up]
  The Sneetches and Other Stories
Written by
Dr. Seuss
Four rhyming stories address the social issues of prejudice, conflict, similarities and differences, and the fear of the unknown.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  So Far from the Sea
Eve Bunting (Author), Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator)
A young Japanese American girl and her family are forced to move from their home in San Francisco to Boston during World War two.
[Grade Level: 2 - 6]
  Speed of Light
Cliff Nielsen (Illustrator), Sybil Rosen (Author)
A young girl living in the South during the 1950s struggles with the anti-Semitism and racism which pervade her small community.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  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]
  A Star without a Sky
Written by
Leonie Ossowski
The story of five refugees fleeing the advance of the Russian Army in 1945.
[Grade Level: 4 - 6]
  Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children
Robert Conrow (Author), Lee Engfer (Author), David L. Parker (Author and Illustrator)
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