If you are looking for books to read aloud, read together or discuss in your family, we are here to help.

Each month, we select a Monthly Featured Book from Books Matter™, ADL’s collection of picture books, chapter books and young adult literature that address issues of identity, diversity, bias, bullying and hate. Each featured book comes with two discussion guides: one for the classroom and one for the home. Our parent/family discussion guides include conversation starters, talking points, related books and additional resources.

Linked book cover

This Month's Featured Book

Linked

Link, Michael, and Dana live in a quiet town. But it's woken up very quickly when someone sneaks into school and vandalizes it with a swastika. Nobody can believe it. How could such a symbol of hate end up in the middle of their school? Who would do such a thing? Because Michael was the first person to see it, he's the first suspect. Because Link is one of the most popular guys in school, everyone's looking to him to figure it out. And because Dana's the only Jewish girl in the whole town, everyone's treating her more like an outsider than ever. The mystery deepens as more swastikas begin to appear. Some students decide to fight back and start a project to bring people together instead of dividing them further. The closer Link, Michael, and Dana get to the truth, the more there is to face-not just the crimes of the present, but the crimes of the past.

AUTHOR(S): Gordon Korman

AGE GROUP: 8-12

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