Children's books are great for teaching tolerance and celebrating diversity. It is essential to introduce these values to children from a very young age. Kids need to be prepared and confident when faced with situations of intolerance and discrimination--either toward themselves or toward others around them.
In our multicultural society, it is a
certainty that children will hear words of acceptance and tolerance as well as
words of hatred and
discrimination. The books below can help prepare them by
and teaching tolerance, as well as showing what happens when hatred and
discrimination are unleashed in a community (those books target older children only.)
There are many more books that we're planning to add to this list. We feel like we're just getting started here. Please check back soon for more children's books to use when teaching tolerance and diversity!
We specialize in books for younger kids, but we've gotten some requests for chapter books on
this topic for older kids, so we found this selection. Hopefully it
helps. To learn more, click the Amazon
by Karen Hesse
by John Armistead
Day of the Pelican
by Katherine Paterson
Circle of Fire