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After discussing the police shooting of a local Black man with their families, Emma and Josh know how to treat a new student who looks and speaks differently than his classmates. Includes an extensive Note to Parents and Caregivers that provides general guidance about addressing racism with children, child-friendly vocabulary definitions, conversation guides, and a link to additional online resources for parents and teachers
In a poetic, philosophical exchange, two children of different races ask themselves why they are who and what they are, and speculate on how they could be different.
Susie and Roberto's puppet show is temporarily interrupted when Louis becomes fascinated by one of the puppets
When a young boy finds an abandoned book, he discovers another world just as real as his own
A story that follows the everyday life of two girls, one a professional ballerina, the other a student, both of whom love ballet
Because they do not abide by the rules written by the adults around them, three children are judged unable to handle their freedom and forced to live in a box with three locks on the door