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Kids Books on Diversity, Identity, Self-Esteem, and Understanding Difference

June 16, 2020|Child & Adolescent

Our Child & Adolescent team created a list books on diversity, cultural identity, self-esteem, self-reliance and celebrating and understanding difference. Children are aware of what is going on in the world and often times we struggle with how to explain it. These are some fantastic books, and are great for adults to read as well!

    • Shades of People by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly (2010)
    • What I like about Me! By Allia Zobel Nolan and Miki Sakamoto (2009, ages 5-9)
    • Whoever You Are by Mem Fox (2006, ages 4-7)
    • The Skin You Live In by Michael Tyler and David Lee Csicsko (2005)
    • A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan (2005, ages 3-5)
    • Skin Like Mine by Latasha M. Perry (2016, Part of a series Kids Like Mine) – self-esteem and self-reliance
    • I am Brown: by Ashok Banker
    • It’s Okay to be Different by Todd Parr (2009, ages 3-5) – self -esteem, self-reliance, emotions and feelings
    • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry (2019)
    • Natsumi’s Song of Summer by Robert Paul Weston
    • We all Sing with the Same Voice by J. Philip Miller & Sheppard M. Greene (2005)
    • Look What Brown Can Do? by T. Marie Harris (2015)
    • You Are Just Right: Celebrating the Beauty of Diversity by Joni Crimmins (2019)
    • All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold (2018)

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