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
The Revealers Written by Doug Wilhelm Three seventh graders always seem to get picked on and bullied during school. Tired of being the outcast, they join together and create an unofficial e-mail forum where they post their experiences of being bullied. Suprisingly, big changes begin to take place around the school. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
Right to Vote Sean Connolly (Author), Ting Morris (Author) The Right to Vote provides an introduction to the evolution and importance of the right to vote and an involved citizenry. It presents an overview of democratic participation, beginning in Ancient Greece and continuing up to the international process found in the United Nations General Assembly. The book also includes chapters on the expansion of voting rights to women and persons of color around the globe.
[Grade Level: 5-8]
Rosa Parks Wil Mara (Author), Jeanne Clidas (Author) A short introduction to the life of the woman whose actions led to the desegregation of buses in Montgomery, Alabama, in the 1960s and who was an important figure in the early days of the civil rights movement. [Grade Level: K - 3]
Rosa Parks, My Story Jim Haskins (Author), Rosa Parks (Author) The story of a woman whose decision not to give up her seat on a bus in 1955 turned the Civil Rights Movement into a national cause. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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]