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Books Matter

The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice

Books have the potential to create lasting impressions. When books contain experiences and characters to which children can relate, they foster children’s positive self-concept and respect for diversity. Book collections for children should serve as “mirrors” that reflect the children and families in the school as well as “windows” that help children explore the true diversity of our world. Books can also teach children to understand and challenge bias and bullying and to promote social action in order to combat injustice.

This recommended collection of books is representative of the excellent anti-bias and multicultural literature available for educators and parents of young children through young adults. All the titles in Books Matter have been reviewed by ADL staff and are frequently updated with new and noteworthy books. Selected books include a variety of reading levels and many of the books lend themselves to being read aloud to children at any age.


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January 2017

Towers Falling

Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes

When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Deja sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side.

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