Popular Teaching Tolerance Books
Books That Promote Tolerance and Diversity
When Henri's parents hear of greater opportunity in the United States, they set sail in a small boat. Henri survives incredible tragedy on their journey and subsequently retreats to a world of silence. His only form of expression is pounding on a small water bucket until he meets a friend who understands. Know how to talk about race. Capture the unseen. Resist telling a simple story.
Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself. From the time she was a little girl, Dorothea Lange saw the world with her eyes and her heart.
To ensure that your kids are reading books that reflect real people in our world, our friends at Common Sense Media have rounded up some great reads. Books have a way of sparking empathy, drawing readers into the lives of characters who may be different from themselves — or different from other characters in the story.
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