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Library shelves are packed with all kinds of stories for all kinds of readers. Stories can be mirrors for children to see themselves, but can also be windows for readers to empathize with characters who have different experiences. 

Check out these recommended books that feature diverse characters* ! There are so many stories out there and if you need even more reading recommendations be sure to ask your local librarian! 

November 19, 2018
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Library shelves are packed with all kinds of stories for all kinds of readers. Stories can be mirrors for children to see themselves, but can also be windows for readers to empathize with characters who have different experiences. 

November 19, 2018
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Books featuring characters who are immigrants or refugees, and nonfiction books about the immigrant experience throughout history.

October 26, 2017

Anxiety and depression can take many forms and have many causes. As children learn to navigate the world and deal with these problems, reading about another person’s experience can be incredibly empowering, and reassure children that they are not alone. 

August 25, 2017

In May, Children's Mental Health Awareness Week promotes positive youth development, resiliency, and recovery, along with the transformation of mental health service delivery for youth, adolescents, and their families.

April 20, 2016

An introduction to one of the defining issues of our time, with a focus on the involvement of young people in the Civil Rights Movement.

September 2, 2015

Stories and informational books to help children understand divorce.

February 10, 2013

Stories and informational books to help children understand adoption.

March 28, 2012

Picture books that answer questions about death and help ease the grief of young children.

March 27, 2012

It's no fun being sick, but these books are good company, helping to keep children entertained - and informed - while they're recovering, or any time!

February 29, 2012