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Anti-bias Education

A Selection of Children's Books for Each Topic

Selected by Julie Olsen Edwards, co-author of "Anti-bias Education for Our Children and Ourselves".

The following list of wonderful children's picture books have been selected as companions to each of the chapters in the new Anti-bias Education book now available from NAEYC:

 
Click on a higlighted chapter topic above for suggested books or read below for complete list. Click on highlighted titles to see book details. For more listings of wonderful, beautifully written and illustrated pictures books, consult our database.

The Four Goals of Anti-Bias Education

 
  1. Each child will demonstrate self-awareness, confidence, family pride, and positive social identities.
  2. Each child will express comfort and joy with human diversity, accurate language for human differences; and deep, caring human connections.
  3. Each child will increasingly recognize unfairness, have language to describe unfairness, and understand that unfairness hurts.
  4. Each child will demonstrate empowerment and the skills to act, with others or alone, against prejudice and/or discriminatory actions.

Culture & Language

Bread Bread Bread - Families - Hats Hats Hats - Play - Teamwork - Tools - Weddings
Ann Morris (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, NY, 1989)
A wonderful series of photo books each one showing how we are all the same and all so different all over the world. (Also shows racial identity and economic class).
Celebrating - Carrying - Smiling:
Gwyneth Swain (Milet Limited, 1999)
Another wonderful photo book series, available in many languages, focused on how we are all alike and all different. (Also shows racial identity and disability)
Char Siu Bao Boy
Sandra Yamate (Polychrome, Chicago,, 1991)
Charlie loves to eat Char Sui Bao (pork buns) that his Grandmother makes for him. But the other children think they look yucky. (Also shows racial identity and family structure)
Dancer (The)
Fred Burstein (Bradbury Press, 1993)
In this U.S. family the mother is Latina, the father Japanese and their bi-racial daughter wants to be a ballerina. The simple text describes the city in Spanish, Japanese and English as father and daughter walk to ballet class. This is a lively and delightful book with beautiful clear illustrations which make it appropriate for children as young as 2 1/2 and up through age 7 or 8 (Also shows racial identity)
Dumpling Soup
Jama Kim Rattigan (Little, Brown & Co., 1993)
A little girl in a multi-ethnic Hawaiian family gets to join the aunts and grandmothers in the kitchen to make dumplings for the traditional dumpling soup being prepared for the family New Year's Eve celebration.(Also shows racial identities, family structure, and holidays)
Everybody Cooks Rice
Norah Dooley (Scholastic, NY, 1992)
In one neighborhood, people from many ethnicities cook rice in many different ways. Recipes included! (Also shows racial identity and economic class)
Grandma Hekmatt Remembers
Ann Morris (Millbrook Press, Brookfield, CN, 2003)
A photo book about a Muslim family from Egypt who move to the U.S. and make their home here. For older children, but the photos are excellent and you can tell the story rather than read it. (Also shows racial identity and family structure)
Margaret and Margarita
Lynn Reiser (Greenwillow Books, NY, 1993)
Two little girls meet in the park and figure out how to play even though one speaks Spanish and the other English. (Also shows family structure)
One Green Apple
Eve Bunting (Clarion Books, 2006)
On her first day in school a young Muslim girl experiences a field trip with her class to pick apples. But oh it is so hard not to understand what people are saying and what they expect of her! And then there is the magical moment when she discovers that everyone laughs in the same language.
Swirling Hijaab (The)
Naimh bint Robert (Mantra Lingua Publishing,, 2002)
A charming four year old Muslim girl imagines all the wonderful things she can "be" while playing with her mother's head scarf. (Available in English with: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Panjabi, Portuguese, Pushtu, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu)
To Be a Kid
Maya Ajmera (Charlesbridge Publishing,, 1999)
Clear, colorful photos celebrate children's universal activities from playing ball to being carried on a parent's shoulders. No matter what the culture or the language, the climate or the customs, kids are acting like kids all across the globe.
Totally Uncool
Janice Levy (Carolrhoda Books,, 1999)
Daddy's new girlfriend is really different, but the observant little girl slowly figures out she's really OK. (Also shows family structure)
(Here are a few more, too wonderful not to mention: Dear Juno - Elizabeti's Doll - How My Parents Learned to Eat - It Takes A Village - Let's Eat! - Mama Do You Love Me? - My Baby - My Name is Yoon - One Child One Seed: A South African Counting Book - Ride on Mother's Back (A) - This is the Way We Eat Our Lunch )
For more books, look in the Peace Library database "Global Awareness", "Joy in Diversity" or by the names of specific cultural/ethnic groups.

Racial Identity

All the Colors of the Earth
Sheila Hamanaka (Morrow Junior Books, New York,, 1994)
An exquisitely illustrated story-poem about how all skin colors are "the color of love".(Also shows non-stereotypical gender, disabilities)
Amazing Grace
Mary Hoffman (Dial Books for Young Readers, NY, 1991)
Grace can do anything, even play Peter Pan in the school play, although other children say Peter Pan can't be a Black girl. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender, economic class, family structure)
Be Boy Buzz
Bell Hooks (Hyperion Books for Children, 2005)
A young African-American boy describes who he is as a boy: beautiful, running, jumping, sitting down, laughing, crying, telling his story.(Also shows non-stereotypical gender)
Bein' With You This Way
W. Nikola-Lisa (Lee and Low Books, New York,, 1994)
"Ah huh Ah huh..." an exuberant rap chant for 3 to 7 year olds celebrating human difference. The wonderful illustrations depict a delicious multi-racial group of children playing in the park. This is one you HAVE to read out loud.
Black is Brown is Tan
Arnold Adoff (Harper & Row, NY, 2004)
Now a classic, this is a beloved story of an African-American mother, a white father and their two "tan" children in a loving, non sexist, extended family. Softly colored pictures with poetic, rhyming text that sing the joys of family life and appreciating the many skin tones in their family. The language is as magical as the message. Still the best book available about bi-racial families. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender roles)
Hairs Pelitos
Sandra Cisneros (Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1994)
In this exquisite and loving book, a Latina child describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different; Written in Spanish and English. From Cisneros' "The House on Mango Street".
I Love My Hair!
Natasha A. Tarpley (Little, Brown and Company, New York, 1998)
A young African-American girl suffers when her mother combs her hair, but learns to appreciate it when her mother tells her stories about what her corn rowed hair styles represent.
K is for Kiss Good Night
Jill Sardegna (Doubleday, New York,, 1994)
A goodnight alphabet with gentle pictures of an Asian American, African American and White American family putting their sweet children to sleep. (Also shows family structure and non-stereotypical male)
Shades Of Black
Sandra Pickney (Scholastic, 2000)
This wonderful photo books celebrates the many beautiful shades of Black children's skin, eyes, and hair. A joyful book for all children, and an essential one for African American children.
Two Eyes a Nose and a Mouth
Roberta Grobel Intrater (Scholastic,, 1995)
This rhyming book features close-up photographs of very different human faces, both children and adults. The message is differences are so interesting! "Imagine how dull the world would be if everyone looked like you or me."
Two Mrs. Gibsons
Toyomi Igus (Children's Book Press,, 1995)
"I once knew two Mrs. Gibsons" begins this true story in which a child compares her African American Grandmother with her Japanese American mother. "They were very different, but they had a lot in common. They both love my Daddy, and they both love me". (Also shows culture and family structure)
What is Beautiful?
Maryjean Watson Avery (Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA, 1995)
A unique book with a mirror at the back to show children and the people who love them that there is beauty in everyone and that everyone is unique and different.
Yo! Yes?
Chris Raschka (Orchard Books,, 1993)
With the fewest possible words, and the funniest possible pictures, two boys (one white, one African American) approach each other and figure out how to be friends. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender roles)
For more books, look in the Peace Library database "Joy in Diversity" or specific racial identity group (e.g. African American, Asian American, Latino, etc.)

Gender Roles

Dance
Bill T. Jones (Hyperion Books, 1998)
In stunning color photos against a white background, African American dancer Bill T. Jones shows the wonderful and joyful things he can do with his body.(Also shows racial identity)
Delphine
Molly Bang (William Morrow and Co., Inc. NY, 1988)
A spunky, independent little girl heads down the mountain to pick up a surprise package from her Grandmother. (Also shows economic class and family structure)
Goodbye Mousie
Robie H. Harris (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2001)
A tender, sweetly illustrated story of a small boy coming to understand the death of his pet mouse and being supported to cry and feel sad.
Harriet You'll Drive Me Wild
Mem Fox (Harcourt, Inc., New York,, 2000)
Harriet spills, drops things, breaks things, and generally creates chaos while her mother tries and tries not to yell. (Also shows family structure)
Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp
Mercer Mayer (Four Winds Press, New York, 1976)
All by herself, smart and brave, Liza Lou outwits all the haunts and goblins in the Yeller Belly swamp. (Also shows racial identity, economic class and family structure)
Mama Do You Love Me?
Barbara M. Joosse (Scholastic Inc., NY, 1991)
A mischievous, high energy Inuit girl is reassured that no matter what, her Mama will always love her. (Also shows culture, racial identity and family structure)
New Moon
Pegi Deitz Shea (Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1996)
A loving, gentle, older brother hurries home from school each day to show his baby sister the wonders of the moon and teaches her first word, "luna" (moon). (Also shows culture)
Ferdinand The Story of
Munro Leaf (The Viking Press, New York,, 1936)
This is the classic story of the bull who just wanted to sit and smell the flowers.
Tonio's Cat
Mary Calhoun (Morrow Junior Books,, 1996)
A lonely immigrant boy befriends a street wise tough cat and finds a place for himself in his new country. (Also shows culture)
What is a Girl? What is a Boy?
Stephanie Waxman (Thomas Y. Crowell, NY, 1989)
This clear and explicit photo book clarifies the differences between gender role and actual gender and challenges stereotypical gender roles. Currently out-of-print, but so good that it's worth searching for in used books stores and on the web. (Also shows racial identity)
When Sophie Gets Angry-Really Really Angry . . .
Molly Bang (Blue Sky Press, New York,, 1999)
When Sophie gets really, really angry, she gets really, really LOUD.
William's Doll
Charlotte Zolotow (Harper and Row,, 1972)
William wants a doll so he can practice being a father.
For more books, look in the Peace Library database "non-stereotypical gender roles".

Economic Class

Apple Picking Time
Michelle Benoit Slawson (Trumpet, NY, 1995)
Wonderful story of a loving family of migrant apple pickers, and of a little girl's sense of accomplishment as she helps the family pick their quota. (Also shows culture, racial identity)
By the Dawn's Early Light
Karen Ackerman (Simon & Schuster, 1994)
The world of work made visible! Two children describe their evening at home with Grandma, while the pictures show what their mother is doing at the same time working the graveyard shift at a box factory. (Also shows culture, racial identity, family structure)
Chair For My Mother (A)
Vera Williams (Greenwillow Books: New York, 1982)
After a fire destroys their apartment, a young Puerto Rican/American girl saves her money to buy a soft, comfy chair for her waitress mom. (Also shows racial identity, and family structure)
Christmas We Moved to the Barn
Alexandra Day and Cooper Edens (Harper Collins,, 1997)
A rural, single parent mother receives the news on Christmas Eve morning that her family has been evicted. A truly wonderful story of cooperation and family togetherness (Also shows family structure and holidays)
Day's Work (A)
Eve Bunting (Clarion Books, NY,, 1994)
Finally! A book about day laborers. Francisco learns new respect for his Abuelo as they find and share a day of work. (Also shows culture, racial identity and family structure)
Evan's Corner
Elizabeth Starr Hill (Viking Penguin, NY, 1991)
The apartment is crowded, and Evan longs for some space for himself. (Also shows racial identity, economic class, family structure)
Friday Night Is Papa Night
Ruth Sonneborn (Puffin Books, NY, 1970)
In this urban Puerto Rican family, Papa must work far away during the week. But on Friday night he comes home, with groceries, small gifts, and great love. (Also shows culture and racial identity)
Gathering the Sun
Alma Flor Ada (Lothrop, New York,, 1997)
In simple words (in Spanish and English) and sun-drenched paintings, we travel into the fields and orchards where our food grows, and into the lives of the people who work there. (Also shows culture, racial identity and family structure)
Mama Bear
Chyng Feng Sun (Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston,, 1994)
A Chinese American girl falls in love with a large stuffed bear in a shop window, but her single waitress Mom can't afford to buy it for her. The ending does not include buying the bear and clarifies the difference between objects and love. (Also shows racial identity, family structure and holidays)
Mama Loves Me from Away
Pat Brisson (Boyds Mills Press, 2004)
When her momma is incarcerated, Sugar misses the stories she told the most. There are no stores in prison, but her momma has the perfect birthday gift anyhow. (Also shows culture and family structure)
Ragsale
Artie Ann Bates (Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston, MA, 1995)
Oh the excitement of garage sales and thrift shops (where so many of the families in our programs buy their clothing)!
Tucking Mommy In
Morag Loh (Orchard Books,, 1987)
Two little girls help their very tired Mommy get undressed, tell her a story, and wait for their Daddy to get home from working the swing shift in this loving, working class family where everyone takes care of each other.
For more books, look in the Peace Library database under "working class or poor".

Abilities & Disabilities

Abuela's Weave
Omar S. Castaneda (Lee and Low Books Inc. New York,, 1993)
This lovely book takes place in a Mexican village, where Abuela, scarred from a birth mark, makes the most beautiful weavings of all. The family needs the income from the weavings, and young Esperanza takes them to market to sell. (Also shows culture, racial identity, economic class, and family structure)
Be Quiet Marina!
Kirsten DeBear (Star Bright Books, 2001)
A true photo story of two wonderful four year olds, one with cerebral palsy and the other with Down syndrome, and the way they figure out how to play together. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender role)
Black Book of Colors (The)
Menena Cottin (Groundwood Books, 2006)
This groundbreaking book tries to convey the experience of a person who can only see through his or her sense of touch, taste, smell or hearing. A book printed entirely in black, with raised black line drawings on black papers in addition to text in braille. Lovely!
Mama Zooms
Jane Cowen-Fletcher (Scholastic Books, New York,, 1993)
A delightful and simple book about a little boy and his wheel chair using mother. "Mama's got a zooming machine and she zooms me everywhere."
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Sarah Josepha Hale (Scholastic Inc., NY, 1990)
This Mary is an active African American girl who wears glasses in a photo story of the famous nursery rhyme. (Also shows racial identity)
No Fair to Tigers/No Es Justo Para los Tigres
Eric Hoffman (Red Leaf Press, St. Paul, MN, 1999)
Mandy, who uses a wheel chair stands up for herself and for her beloved stuffed tiger, to make sure that everything ends up fair! (Also shows non-stereotypical gender role and activism)
Raymond's Perfect Present
Therese On Louie (Lee & Low Books Inc., 2002)
This beautiful book captures a young Asian American boy's love for his mother as he struggles through a difficult time while his mother is in the hospital.(Also shows racial identity, non-stereotypical gender role, family structure)
Special Trade (A)
Sally Wittman (Harper & Row,, 1978)
A little girl and an old man are friends and neighbors, and over the years who needs care, and who gives care reverses. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender role)
Silent Lotus
Jeanne Lee (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1991)
In the twelfth-century temple in Angkor Wat, Lotus, who can neither hear nor speak, learns to dance and use her hands to communicate. (Also shows culture and racial identity).
Susan Laughs
Jeanne Willis (Henry Holt and Company,, 2000)
Like all children, Susan laughs, gets angry, plays, swims, is afraid, is delighted - and on the last page we realize she uses a wheel chair! (Also shows non-stereotypical gender role)
Where's Chimpy?
Bernice Rabe (Albert Whitman & Co., IL, 1988)
A little girl with Down's Syndrome and her single Dad search for her favorite stuffed animal at bed time. (Also shows family structure)
For more books, look in the Peace Library database "Disabilities" or Special topics: Illness, Hospitalization, Death and Dying.

Family Structure

And Tango Makes Three
Justin Richardson (Simon & Schuster, 2005)
A true story from the New York City Zoo about two male penguins who sit on an egg and hatch and care for a baby penguin.
Best Best Colors/Los Mejores Colores
Eric Hoffman (Red Leaf Press, 1999)
A small boy with two Moms figures out that he can have many best friends and many best colors. (Also shows racial identities)
Dear Child
John Farrell (Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 2008)
Three families, a single Dad, two Moms, and a bi-racial couple, each welcome their new adopted children into their lives. (Also shows racial identities)
Father Like That
Charlotte Zolotow (Harper Collins, 2007)
A young boy describes to his mother what kind of father he wishes he had. (New edition illustrations show an African American family).
Fred Stays With Me!
Nancy Coffelt (Little Brown & Company, 2007)
A smart, spirited, little girl stands up for herself and her dog as she spends half her week with her Mom and half with her Dad. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender role and activism)
Kids Need to Be Safe
Julie Nelson (Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 2005)
A beautiful, respectful story about foster care, the best one we've seen. (Also shows culture, racial identity, economic class)
Mama Across the Sea
Alex Godard (Henry Holt and Company, New York,, 1998)
A young girl and her Grandparents wait for letters from the mother who has gone to the "States" to earn money for the family. (Also shows culture, racial identity and economic class)
Mom Can Fix Anything
Kimberlee Graves (Creative Teaching Press, Cypress, CA, 1994)
No matter what is broken, a kite, a doll, a wagon, Mama gets out her tools and fixes it. (Also shows racial identity and economic class)
On Mother's Lap
Ann Herbert Scott (Clarion Books, NY, 1972)
A single Inuit mother convinces her small son that there is always enough room on Mother's lap. (Also shows culture and racial identity and non-stereotypical gender role)
Our Granny
Margaret Wild (Ticknor & Fields, NY, 1994)
There are many kinds of Grannies in the world who do many kinds of things :This Granny marches in protests, goes swimming, misses the children's Grandfather, and takes loving care of her grandchildren. (Also shows racial identity, non-stereotypical gender role, economic class and activism)
Stellaluna
Janell Cannon (Harcourt Brace,, 1993)
A baby bat falls out of her nest and tries to find a home with a family of birds who do things "oh so differently!"
Ten Nine Eight
Molly Bang (Greenwillow Books,, 1983)
A single Dad puts his little one to bed, from 10 buttons to one sleepy child. (Also shows racial identity)
For more books, look in the Peace Library database "Joy in Diversity" or specific family structures such as adoptive families, foster families, elders, single parents, Gay or Lesbian parents, etc

Holidays

Bringing Asha Home
Uma Krishnaswami (Lee and Lowe Books, 2006)
Arun waits impatiently for the arrival of his soon to be adopted sister from India, hoping she will arrive in time for Rakhi, the Hindu holiday special to brothers and sisters. (Also shows culture, racial identity, family structure)
Child Is Born (A)
Margaret Wise Brown (Hyperion, 2003)
The story of the birth of Jesus, with the holy family depicted as Black. (Also shows racial identity)
Birthday Swap (The)
Loretta Lopez (Lee and Low, New York,, 1997)
In a Latino family, the older sister surprises her younger sister by planning a special birthday party. (Also shows culture, racial identity)
Day of the Dead
Tony Johnston (Harcourt Brace & Co., New York, 1997)
The whole family anticipates, and prepares, day by day, for the rich celebration of the Day of the Dead. (Also shows culture, racial identity)
Dumpling Soup
Jama Kim Rattigan (Little, Brown & Co., 1993)
A little girl in a multi-ethnic Hawaiian family gets to join the women, aunts and grandmothers in the kitchen to make dumplings for the traditional dumpling soup being prepared for the family New Year's Eve celebration. (Also shows culture, racial identity)
Earth Day
David F. Marx (Children's Press, 2001)
A multi-racial group of children help clean up their neighborhood for Earth Day (Also shows activism)
Friday Nights of Nana (The)
Amy Hest (Candlewick, 1971)
A young Jewish American girl helps her Grandma prepare for the Friday night Shabbat dinner. (Also shows culture)
Happy Adoption Day!
John McCutcheon (Little, Brown & Co., 1996)
A song to celebrate the wonderful day that a new family is formed. (Also shows racial identity, family structure)
K is for Kwanzaa
Juwanda G. Ford (Scholastic, Inc., Cartwheel Books,, 1997)
A simple alphabet book describing how Kwanzaa is celebrated. (Also shows culture and racial identity)
Lights for Gita
Rachana Gilmore (Tilbury House, Publishers Gardiner, ME, 2007)
Divali is being celebrated in India, but here in the United States it is cold and rainy, and with no fireworks. How can Gita celebrate? (Also shows culture and racial identity)
Matzah That Papa Brought Home
Fran Manushkin (Scholastic, New York,, 1995)
In exuberant verse, a family sits down together to celebrate Passover. (Also shows culture and family structure)
My First Ramadan
Karen Katz (Henry Holt and Company, 2007)
A clearly stated, simple story about a boy who observes the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with his family. A great book to use with older preschoolers, 4-5 years old. (Also shows culture, racial identity and family structure)
Too Many Tamales
Gary Soto (G.P. Putnam's Sons,, 1993)
As the family gathers for Christmas, Marta accidently drops her Mother's ring into the Tamale filling. (Also shows culture, racial identity and family structure)
For more books, look in the Peace Library database "Holidays" or specific religious identities such as Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Moslem, Pagan

Activism Books

26 Big Things Small Hands Do
Coleen Paratore (Free Spirit, 2006)
From A to Z small hands applaud, explore the earth for treasures, help others, plant, recycle, make the world safe. (Also shows racial identity).
Biggest Bear (The)
Lynd Ward (Trumpet Club, New York,, 1988)
A young boy helps a bear escape back to freedom. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender role).
Heroines and Heroes/Heroinas y Heroes
Eric Hoffman (Red Leaf Press, 1999)
A young boy and girl imagine themselves as super-heroes who work to save the world. (Also shows racial identity and non-stereotypical gender roles).
How to Heal a Broken Wing
Bob Graham (Candlewick Press, 2008)
A young boy finds a pigeon with a broken wing in the city, takes it carefully home, nurses it to health and then lets it go. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender role).
One Duck Stuck
Phyllis Root (Candlewick Press, 2001)
The Duck is stuck and no one can get it out "but everyone working together can!"
Pearl Moscowitz's Last Stand
Arthur A. Levine (Tambourine Books, NY, 1993)
No one is going to cut down the last Ginko tree on Pearl's multi-ethnic street, not if Pearl and her neighbors have anything to say about it! (Also shows racial identity, economic class, and non-stereotypical gender role).
Play Lady
Eric Hoffman (Red Leaf Press, St. Paul, MN, 2000)
The Play Lady, shares her yard with all the neighbor children and when her trailer home is vandalized with hateful graffiti, the children organize the neighbors to clean and paint and welcome her back home. (Also shows economic class, racial identity, culture).
Somewhere Today: A Book of Peace
Shelley Moore Thomas (Albert Whitman and Company,, 1998)
A diversity of children take on simple tasks to make the world a better place. They help a friend, plant a tree, write a letter, visit someone who is sick, repair old toys. (Also shows culture, racial identity, non-stereotypical gender role).
Swimmy
Leo Lionni (Scholastic, Inc., 1963)
A small black fish teaches the other fish how to band together to protect themselves.
Subway Sparrow
Leyla Torres (Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 1993)
Despite speaking three different languages, four people band together to save a sparrow caught on the subway. (Also shows culture, racial identity, economic class).
Teamwork
Ann Morris (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,, 1999)
Photos from around the globe showing people of all ages working together to make good things happen. (Also shows culture, economic class, racial identity)
Teddy Bear (The)
David McPhail (Henry Holt and Company,, 2005)
A lost Teddy Bear becomes the companion of a lonely homeless man while the child who lost the bear learns compassion. (Also shows non-stereotypical gender role)
What To Do About Pollution
Anne Shelby (Orchard Books, NY, 1993)
Pollution? Clean it up. Hunger? Feed people. Friendless? Be a friend. A simple, profound set of questions and answers for young children. (Also shows racial identity, economic class)
Whose Mouse Are You?
Robert Kraus (Scholastic Book Services,, 1970)
A wee mouse rescues his entire family - and welcomes his new brother - all in 8 short pages.
For more books, look in the Peace Library database under "Conflict Resolution and Sense of Justice".

A Dozen Wonderful Books for Infants and Ones

Busy!
Annie Kubler (Child's Play Ltd, 2003)
Delightful babies of many ethnicities and racial identities walk, pull, eat, play and enjoy life.
Everywhere Babies
Susan Meyers (Harcourt, Inc., San Diego, CA, 2001)
A gorgeous, joyful celebration of the first year of life for babies in all kinds of families (grandparents, same sex parents, bi-racial, single parents, etc.).
Getting Dressed
Kati Teague (Renyi, 1989)
Clear, easy to read drawings, show multi-racial, multi ethnic toddlers getting dressed one item of clothing at a time. In Spanish and English.
Golden Bear
Ruth Young (Viking Press, NY, 1992)
"Golden Bear, Golden Bear, I have seen him everywhere. Dancing up the golden stair, rocking in my rocking chair". So begins this tender poem story about a young African American boy and his golden teddy bear.
Growing: From First Cry to First Step
Fiona Pragoff (Doubleday, NY, 1987)
Big, wonderful photos of babies of many races and ethnicities doing all the great things babies do sleeping, crying, eating, crawling, laughing, holding and finally walking.
Hats Hats Hats
Ann Morris (Scholastic Inc., NY, 1989)
Wonderful photos of people all over the world wearing hats of every description.
Besitos y Abrazos/Hugs and Kisses
Roberta Grobel Intrater (Scholastic, 2002)
Photos of love between babies and adults of all the colors of the human family.
Mommy Mama and Me
Leslea Newman (Tricycle Press, 2009)
Two Mothers, one baby, lots of hugs, playfulness and family joy.
Smile!
Roberta Grobel Intrater (Scholastic, 1997)
The universal language of the smile is shown in wonderful photographs of babies all over the world.
Tenemos un bebe / We Have a Baby
Cathryn Falwell (Clairion Books,, 2008)
In simple sentences, with loving pictures, a toddler tells us about the new baby in the house.




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