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Discover stories that feature characters of different races and religions. It’s so important for children to see themselves in stories (mirrors) and to see other viewpoints and ways of life in stories (windows).

Whose Knees Are These?

Asim, Jabari.

Takes a loving look at knees from the vantage point of a mother's lap.

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I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl!

Bynum, Betty K. author.

Mia considers the qualities that make her and her other African American friends--who all have different skin tones--pretty.

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Say Hello!

Davick, Linda,

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal that "hello" can be said many ways, from a handshake to a dance of happiness, and that the world would be a lot more fun if more hellos were shared.

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Last Stop on Market Street

de la Peña, Matt

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

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Monster trouble!

Fredrickson, Lane

Although Winifred thinks the monsters who creep into her bedroom each night are cute, she cannot get any sleep and tries to scare them away.

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Homemade Love

hooks, bell, 1952-

A girl who is Girlpie to her mama and Honey Bun Chocolate Dewdrop to her daddy savors the warmth and love of her family.

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Be Boy Buzz

hooks, bell, 1952-

Celebrates being Bold, All Bliss Boy, All Bad Boy Beast, Boy running, Boy Jumping, Boy Sitting Down, and being in Love With Being a Boy.

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Happy to be Nappy

hooks, bell, 1952- author.

Celebrates the joy and beauty of nappy hair.

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The Girl with a Brave Heart: A Tale From Tehran

Jahanforuz, Rita

After showing kindness to a strange old woman, Shiraz receives the gift of beauty but her lazy and unkind stepsister, Nargues, suffers a less pleasant fate in this adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale, Mother Hulda, reset in Tehran, Iran.

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Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors

Khan, Hena

In simple rhyming text, a young Muslim girl and her family guide the reader through the traditions and colors of Islam.

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I Know A Lot!

Krensky, Stephen

Celebrates a toddler's increasing knowledge of the world, such as that rocks are heavy and flowers are light.

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Happy In Our Skin

Manushkin, Fran

Depicts families of different colors and orientations as they play at a park, swim, and celebrate at a block party.

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I’m New Here

O'Brien, Anne Sibley

Three children from other countries (Somalia, Guatemala, and Korea) struggle to adjust to their new home and school in the United States.

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The Sandwich Swap

Rania, Queen, consort of Abdullah II, King of Jordan, 1970-

Best friends Lily and Salma disagree over their preferred foods, but after trading sandwiches to see how they taste, the girls change their minds.

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The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

Sehgal, Surishtha author.

In this twist on the classic song "The Wheels on the Bus," the wheels on the tuk tuk go round and round all over the city in India.

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My Heart Fills with Happiness

Smith, Monique Gray, author.

A board book that invites young readers to reflect on what makes them happy.

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Mommy’s Khimar

Thompkins-Bigelow, Jamilah, author.

A young Muslim girl puts on a head scarf and not only feels closer to her mother, she also imagines herself as a queen, the sun, a superhero, and more.

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Green is a chile pepper : a book of colors

Thong, Roseanne author.

A little girl discovers all the bright colors in her Hispanic American neighborhood.

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Pancho Rabbit and the coyote : a migrant’s tale

Tonatiuh, Duncan

When Papa Rabbit does not return home as expected from many seasons of working in the great carrot and lettuce fields of El Norte, his son Pancho sets out on a dangerous trek to find him, guided by a coyote. Includes author's note.

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