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Race and Ethnicity
Amazing Grace by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC HOF
Publication Date: 1991-09-02
Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in "Peter Pan", she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.
Black Is Brown Is Tan by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC ADO
Publication Date: 2002-03-26
Describes in verse a family with a brown-skinned mother, white-skinned father, two children, and their various relatives.
The Colors of Us by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC KAT
Publication Date: 1999-09-15
Seven-year-old Lena and her mother observe the variations in the color of their friends' skin, viewed in terms of foods and things found in nature.
Crow Boy by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC YAS
Publication Date: 1955-10-13
The story of a strange, shy, small boy who is isolated by his differences from the other children in his Japanese village school.
Desmond and the Very Mean Word by
Publication Date: 2012-12-03
When Desmond takes his new bicycle out for a ride through his neighborhood, his pride and joy turn to hurt and anger when a group of boys shout a very mean word at him. He first responds by shouting an insult, but soon discovers that fighting back with mean words doesn’t make him feel any better. With the help of kindly Father Trevor, Desmond comes to understand his conflicted feelings and see that all people deserve compassion, whether or not they say they are sorry. Brought to vivid life in A. G. Ford’s energetic illustrations, this heartfelt, relatable story conveys timeless wisdom about how to handle bullying and angry feelings, while seeing the good in everyone.
A Hen in the Wardrobe by
Publication Date: 2012-09-25
Ramzi's dad is acting very strangely. He climbs trees in the middle of the night, and even goes into Ramzi's wardrobe looking for a hen. The trouble is, he's sleepwalking because he's homesick for his native Algeria. So Ramzi, Dad and Mum go back to Dad's Berber village in the desert region of North Africa, and Ramzi meets his Berber grandmother and cousins, and even braves the scary Sheherazad. But can Ramzi help his dad and what will happen when they get back home again. This is a funny, heart-warming family story by an exciting new author, set in Britain and Algeria, with fascinating glimpses of traditional Berber culture and lots of colourful characters.
I, Too, Am America by
Call Number: Lower School Library 811 LAN
Publication Date: 2012-05-22
Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
Kasia's Surprise by
Publication Date: 2010
Kasia wishes that she and her mum hadn't moved to the UK - she misses Poland and all her old friends, and most of all she misses her grandparents. As the long school holidays stretch out in front of her, Kasia wonders how she'll fill them: her mum has promised to take her out for some day trips, but the rest of the time she'll be at work. Then Babcia and Dzadek arrive for a surprise visit, and Kasia is delighted! As she proudly shows her grandparents round her new town, Kasia realizes that maybe she's happier here than she thought.
Let's Talk about Race by
Call Number: Lower School Library 305.8 LES
Publication Date: 2005-01-04
The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story."
The Other Side by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC WOO
Publication Date: 2001-01-15
Clover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls strike up a friendship, and get around the grown-ups' rules by sitting on top of the fence together. With the addition of a brand-new author's note, this special edition celebrates the tenth anniversary of this classic book. As always, Woodson moves readers with her lyrical narrative, and E. B. Lewis's amazing talent shines in his gorgeous watercolor illustrations
Skin Again by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC HOO
Publication Date: 2004-10-25
Affirms identity as involving outward appearance, while emphasizing that to really know a person means to get to what is inside them.
The Skin You Live In by
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
With the ease and simplicity of a nursery rhyme, this lively story delivers an important message of social acceptance to young readers. Themes associated with child development and social harmony, such as friendship, acceptance, self-esteem, and diversity are promoted in simple and straightforward prose. Vivid illustrations of children's activities for all cultures, such as swimming in the ocean, hugging, catching butterflies, and eating birthday cake are also provided. This delightful picturebook offers a wonderful venue through which parents and teachers can discuss important social concepts with their children.
You and Me Together by
Call Number: Lower School Library 306.874 KER
Publication Date: 2005-04-01
Provides detailed information about children from various cultures and celebrates the powerful bond between parents and their children throughout the world.
Marvelous Maravilloso by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC LAR
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
Marvelous Maravilloso follows a young girl as she finds joy in the colors of the world all around her. Her vantage point is particularly special as she comes from a bi-cultural family, and is able to appreciate the differences between her parents, as well as her own unique and beautiful color. As she is coming into her own identity and exploring what this means for her, she comes to appreciate how all families are uniquely beautiful.
Someone New by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC OBR
Publication Date: 2018-07-10
When three children are introduced to new classmates from different ethnic backgrounds, they strive to overcome their initial reactions and to understand, accept, and welcome Maria, Jin, and Fatima.
M Is for Melanin by
Call Number: Lower School Library PIC ROS
Publication Date: 2019-10-01
"Each letter of the alphabet contains affirming, Black-positive messages, from A is for Afro, to F is for Fresh, to W is for Worthy. This book teaches children their ABCs while encouraging them to love the skin that they're in."