Books that Celebrate Differences
These wonderful books help young children understand, appreciate and accept the differences in themselves and in others.
The Skin You Live in by Michael Tyler
The skin you have fun in
the skin that you run in
the skin that you hop
skip and jump in the sun in
The brightly colored, bold illustrations and clever rhymes deliver a message of acceptance to young children through a discussion of skin color.
Colors of Me by Brynne Barnes
The collage illustrations and playful rhymes in this book share the thoughts of a creative, young child who believes that whole world is full of colors. This book is a wonderful way to help children understand the differences and similarities between people.
Whoever You Are by Mem Fox
whoever you are,
wherever you are
there are little ones
all over the world.
So begins this pictures book which celebrates the world’s diverse cultures and highlights both the similarities and differences.
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
Seven-yea- old Lena wants to paint a picture of herself using brown paint for her skin, but when she and her mother take a walk through the neighborhood, they see that brown comes in a many different shades. This book celebrates the differences and similarities that connect all people.
It’s Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr
It’s okay to need some help.
It’s okay to be a different color.
It’s okay to talk about your feelings.
It’s okay to make a wish…
This book clearly delivers the message that is okay to be different and important to be accepting of others’ differences in a child friendly manner.
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