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Books Matter

Book of the Month

These featured books are from our Books Matter collection. The books teach about bias, promote respect for diversity, encourage social action and reinforce themes addressed in A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute education programs. For educators and parents/caregivers of children and teens, reading these books with young people is an excellent way to talk about these important concepts at home and in the classroom.

To help educators and parent/family members expand upon children’s learning from the book, each Book of the Month has an Educator Discussion Guide and a Parent/Family Discussion Guide, which includes discussion questions, activities, talking points and additional resources.

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October 2016

Out of My Mind

Author: Sharon Draper

Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy and she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.


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September 2016

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Author: Meg Medina

Mia's Abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city.


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August 2016

Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Author: Edwidge Danticat

After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine.


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June 2016


Author: Alex Gino

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.


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May 2016

Juna's Jar

Author: Jane Bahk

Determined to find her friend Hector who unexpectedly moved away, Juna turns to her special kimchi jar for help each night, plunging into the depths of the ocean, swinging on vines through the jungle, and flying through the night sky in search of her friend.


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April 2016

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Author: Brenda Woods

Violet is smart, funny and biracial. But her African American father died before she was born and she has grown up with just her white mother and white older sister.


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March 2016

Rosie Revere Engineer

Author: Andrea Beaty

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer.


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February 2016

March: Book One

Author: John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

Book One of this graphic novel trilogy spans Congressman John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.


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January 2016

Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan

Author: Mary Williams

This story is based on real-life experiences of a band of approximately 30,000 southern Sudanese boys who walked nearly 1000 miles searching for a safe refuge.


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December 2015


Author: Cynthia Lord

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life, which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability.


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November 2015

Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story

Author: Reem Faruqi

When Ramadan begins, Lailah is excited that she is finally old enough to participate in the fasting but worries that her classmates won't understand why she doesn't join them in the lunchroom.


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October 2015

The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade

Author: Justin Roberts

When Sally takes a chance and stands up to the bullying, she finds that one small girl can make a big difference.


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September 2015

Gaby, Lost and Found

Author: Angela Cervantes

When Gaby Ramirez Howard starts volunteering at the local animal shelter, she takes special pride in writing adoption advertisements. Gaby is in need of a forever home herself because her mother recently was deported to Honduras.


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