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Most People

Michael Leannah · Tilbury House Publishers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

The world can be a scary place. Anxious adults want children to be aware of dangers, but shouldn't kids be aware of kindness too?Michael Leannah wrote Most People as an antidote to the scary words and images kids hear and see every day. Jennifer Morris's emotive, diverting characters provide...
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I Am Mixed

Garcelle Beauvais · Stranger Comics; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Jay and Nia are the children of two worlds, and as they will discover, they can enjoy the best of both. From Mommy's jazz beats to Daddy's classical piano, we will dance with the twins through a book that explores what it is to be of mixed ancestry, proving that a child is more...
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Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter

Mark Gonzales · Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

From Muslim and Latino poet Mark Gonzales comes a touching and lyrical picture book about a parent who encourages their child to find joy and pride in all aspects of their multicultural identity.Dear little one, ... know you are wondrous. A child of crescent moons, a builder of mosques,...
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Families

Shelley Rotner · Holiday House
Format: Hardcover

Celebrate diversity with a picture book for very young children about the many faces of contemporary families in this companion to Shades of People.Big or small, similar or different-looking, there are all kinds of families. Some have one parent, some have two, and many include extended...
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Families, Families, Families!

Suzanne Lang · Random House,
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

No matter your size, shape, or pedigree--if you love each other, you are a family!Moms, dads, sisters, brothers - and even Great Aunt Sue - appear in dozens of combinations, demonstrating all kinds of nontraditional families! Silly animals are cleverly depicted in framed portraits,...
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Sense the beauty

Sandra L Pinkney; Myles C Pinkney · Little
Format:  Book : Fiction : Preschool : English : 1st ed

Photographs and poetic text celebrate the beauty and diversity of Latino children.
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We Can Be Friends!: A Song about Friendship

Vita Jiménez · Cantata Learning
Pages: 24
Format: Library Binding

We may all look and act differently and come from different places, but we all want to feel a sense of belonging. This positive, upbeat song, supported by colorful illustrations, teaches children to celebrate diversity and embrace those who are different. We Can Be Friends! is aligned with...
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My Family Tree and Me

Dusan Petricic · Kids Can Press
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

This one-of-a-kind picture book provides a beautifully simple introduction to the concept of family ancestry. It uses two stories in one to explore a small boy's family tree: the boy tells the family story of his father's side starting from the front of the book, and that of his mother's...
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Colors of Love

Tina Gallo · Simon Spotlight
Pages: 26
Format: Board book

This wildly creative board book is filled with illustrations of a child's world that are sure to inspire kids to see their surroundings in a new way.What color is love? Love is so much more than a big red heart! This joyful board book introduces children to a beautiful world filled...
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Chrysanthemum

Kevin Henkes · Greenwillow Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon, Chrysanthemum is a funny and honest school story about teasing, self-esteem, and acceptance to share all year round. Chrysanthemum...
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The Sandwich Swap

Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah · Disney-Hyperion; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Lily and Salma are best friends. They like doing all the same things, and they always eat lunch together. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus-but what's that between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out. Can Lily and Salma put aside their...
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Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are

Maria Dismondy · Making Spirits Bright: One Book At A Time; Reprint edition

How can Ralph be so mean? Lucy is one of a kind and Ralph loves to point that out. Lucy's defining moment comes when Ralph truly needs help. Because she knows what she stands for, Lucy has the courage to make a good choice. This charming story empowers children to always do the right...
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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

Patty Lovell · G.P. Putnam's Sons; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

"Leave it to Molly to transform all her 'faults' into marvelous talents.. . . #Catrow's# pictures fill the pages with wild perspectives, goofy-looking kids, and hilarious details. . . . Leaves readers with the feeling that anything can be accomplished if you are the best...
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Be a Friend

Salina Yoon · Bloomsbury
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power...
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It's Okay To Be Different

Todd Parr · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

It's okay to need some help.It's okay to be a different color.It's okay to talk about your feelings.From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are. Told with Todd Parr's signature wit and wisdom, It's Okay to Be Different cleverly...
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Twenty Yawns

Jane Smiley · Two Lions
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo. As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep?Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley's first...
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Beautiful

Stacy Mcanulty · RP Kids
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Every girl is unique, talented, and lovable. . . .Every girl is BEAUTIFUL.Much more than how one looks on the outside, true beauty is found in conquering challenges, showing kindness, and spreading contagious laughter. Beautiful girls are empowered and smart and strong!BEAUTIFUL breaks...
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Be who you are

Todd Parr · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In a brand-new companion to his beloved classic It's Okay to Be Different, New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr encourages kids to be proud of who they are inside. Be who you are!Be proud of where you're from.Be a different color. Speak your language.Wear everything you need to be you....
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A Family Is a Family Is a Family

Sara O'Leary · Groundwood Books
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways - but the same in the one way that matters most of all.One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates...
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Thunder Boy Jr.

Sherman Alexie · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full...
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We're All Wonders

R. J. Palacio · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, soon to be a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original...
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Princess Hair

SHAREE MILLER · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Princesses with curls wear pearls.Princesses with head wraps take long naps.And princesses with teeny-weeny Afros wear teeny-weeny bows.Celebrate different hair shapes, textures, and styles in this self-affirming picture book! From dreadlocks to blowouts to braids, Princess Hair shines...
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Islandborn

Junot Díaz · Dial Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz comes a debut picture book about the magic of memory and the infinite power of the imagination. Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. Hers was a school of faraway places. So when Lola's teacher asks...
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This Is Me

Jamie Lee Curtis · Workman Publishing
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Library-friendly edition. From the #1" New York Times" bestselling creative team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell comes a timely picture book about immigration. Raising important identity issues like Where did we come from? and Who are we? "This Is Me" is as delightful...
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Harriet Gets Carried Away

Jessie Sima · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

From the author and illustrator of the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal comes a sweet and funny story about remembering where you belong, no matter how far you roam, or what you're wearing when you get there.Harriet loves costumes. She wears them to the dentist, to the supermarket, and most...
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Hello Goodbye Dog

Maria Gianferrari · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

For Zara's dog, Moose, nothing is more important than being with her favorite girl. So when Zara has to go to school, WHOOSH, Moose escapes and rushes to her side.Hello, Moose!Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed at school and Moose has to go back home.Goodbye, Moose. But Moose can't be held...
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And Tango Makes Three

Justin Richardson · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with...
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Worm Loves Worm

J. J. Austrian · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of And Tango Makes Three and The Sissy Duckling, this irresistible picture book is a celebration of love in all its splendid forms from debut author J. J. Austrian and the acclaimed author-illustrator of Little Elliot, Big City, Mike Curato.You are cordially invited to celebrate...
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Chocolate Me!

Taye Diggs · Feiwel & Friends
Format: Print book

The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His skin is darker, his hair curlier. He tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. And she helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is.For years before they both achieved acclaim in their respective...
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The Peace Book

Todd Parr · Little
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

Describes peace as making new friends, sharing a meal, feeling good about yourself, and more.
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Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice

Marianne Celano · Magination Press
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Something Happened in Our Town describes a traumatic event - a police shooting - from the perspective of a White family and an African American family. This story models productive conversations around racial-ethnic socialization and social-emotional learning, and provides an excellent...
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Skin Again

BELL HOOKS · Jump At The Sun
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide.Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, Skin Again offers new ways to talk about race...
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We're Different, We're the Same

BOBBI KATES · Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

Who better than Sesame Street to teach us that we may all look different on the outside - but it's important to remember that deep down, we are all very much alike. We all have the same needs, desires, and feelings. Elmo and his Sesame Street friends help teach toddlers and the adults...
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