The Band-Aid Chicken: A Story About Resisting Peer Pressure
by Becky Henton (2013, MarCo, 9.95)
Now in full color, this story written for young students has not only taught thousands of children about the unhappiness that is caused by bullying and harassment, but also about the advantages of courageous behavior and standing up for what you believe to be right regardless of what others say or do. Band-Aid Chicken enters the barnyard excited to make new friends. She soon discovers that to be accepted she must endure a painful initiation. When a new chicken arrives, she refuses to participate in the ritual, proving it isn't necessary to do what others want just to be accepted. Color. Grades Pre-2. [10” x 9”...32
The Band-Aid Chicken Storybook & Activity/Ideas CD
by Becky Henton (2013, MarCo, 19.95)
Storybook and CD Packaged Together! The Band-Aid Chicken Color Storybook & Activity/Ideas CD includes PDF files with discussion questions, 22 activities, colorful reproducible activity sheets, 3 coloring pages, 5 printable 11 X 17 posters, plus The Band-Aid Chicken storybook. Level 1 Whiteboard compatible. Color. Grades Pre-2. [10” x 9”...32
I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other
by Cindy Gainer (2011, Free Spirit, 9.99)
In this colorful, inviting book, kids from preschool to lower elementary learn about diversity in terms they can understand: hair that's straight or curly, families with many people or few, bodies that are big or small. With its wide-ranging examples and fun, highly detailed art, this book helps kids appreciate the ways they are alike and lets them affirm their individual differences. Color. Grades PreK-3. [11” x 9”...44
by Taye Diggs (2011, Feiwel & Friends, 16.99/hardback)
The boy is teased for looking different than the other kids. His skin is darker, his hair curlier. He tells his mother he wishes he could be more like everyone else. And she helps him to see how beautiful he really, truly is.
For years before they both achieved acclaim in their respective professions, good friends Taye Diggs and Shane W. Evans wanted to collaborate on "Chocolate Me!," a book based on experiences of feeling different and trying to fit in as kids. Color. Grades K-3. [9”
x 10.5”...40 pages]
The Colors of
by Karen Katz (1999, Henry Holt, 7.95)
Seven-year-old Lena is going to paint a picture of herself.
She wants to use brown paint for her skin. But when she and her
mother take a brief walk through the neighborhood, Lena learns
that brown comes in many shades. Color. Grades K-3. [8”
x 10”...32 pages]
Accept and Value Each Person
by Cheri Meiners (2006, Free Spirit, 10.95)
Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's immediate family is a critical social skill. This book introduces diversity and related concepts: respecting differences, being inclusive, and appreciating people just the way they are. Includes questions activities, and games that reinforce the ideas being taught. Color. Grades PreK-3. [9” x
Mr. Lincoln's Way
by Patricia Polacco (2001, Philomel, 17.99/hardback)
Mr. Lincoln, the principal, knows that "Mean Gene" isn't
really bad—he's just repeating racist things he's heard
at home. Mr. Lincoln helps free the boy from intolerance, just
as Eugene finds a way to free the baby ducklings and their parents
from the atrium so they can reach the pond outside. Color. Grades
1-4. [8.5” x 11”...40 pages]
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