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Diversity & Inclusivity

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  • Age: 0 to 12
  • Grade: p to 12
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Diversity & Inclusion books featured in the fall 2020 Top Grade collection.

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The Library Bus

by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: books & libraries, non-classifiable, middle east

 

Author Bahram Rahman grew up in Afghanistan during years of civil war and the restrictive Taliban regime. He wrote The Library Bus to tell new generations about the struggles of women who, like his own sister, were forbidden to learn.

It is still dark in Kabul, Afghanistan when the library bus rumbles out of the city. There are no bus seats—inste …

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Maurice and His Dictionary

A True Story

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Enzo Lord Mariano
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: historical, school & education, holocaust

This is the story of one refugee family’s harrowing journey, based on author Cary Fagan’s own family history. The graphic novel follows a young Jewish boy, Maurice, and his family as they flee their home in Belgium during the Second World War. They travel by train to Paris, through Spain to Portugal, and finally across the ocean to Jamaica, wh …

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The Paper Boat

A Refugee Story

by Thao Lam
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: emigration & immigration, asia, multigenerational

A Kirkus Reviews most anticipated picture book of fall 2020 with starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, School Library Journal and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books — a heartfelt and personal immigration story, new from critically acclaimed author Thao Lam

New from Thao Lam, the award-winning author of picture books My Cat Looks Li …

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Why Are You So Quiet?

by Jaclyn Desforges, illustrated by Risa Hugo
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings, girls & women

Into a world where it often seems nobody is listening comes a poignant story that celebrates the power of silence. 

“Why are you so quiet?” Her teacher implores it, her classmates shout it, even her mom wonders it. Everyone, it seems, is concerned for Myra Louise. So, in search of an answer to the tiresome question nobody will stop asking, she i …

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My Family, Your Family!

by Kathryn Cole, illustrated by Cornelia Li
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: alternative family, lgbt, multigenerational

This book includes a diverse array of characters and celebrates gay parents, single parents, blended families, and other family groups rarely seen in board books.

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Racism and Stereotypes

by Kathleen Corrigan Simon Rose
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 11
  • Grade: 5 to 6
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Colour Photographs, Black & White photographs, and Illustrations, Table of Contents, Maps, Glossary, For Further Information, Side Bars, Framing Questions, Index, Web Sites

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Gender Identity

by Madeline Nixon Simon Rose
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
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