Nurture Kindness and Acceptance in Students With “Wonder”
by Marsha Rakestraw (with contributions from Lauren Allison) It’s clear that in today’s world we need kindness more than ever.…
#FridayFeature: 4 Books About Transgender Youth
by Marsha Rakestraw Not only do people who are transgender have to deal with bullying, violence, and bigotry, but young…
#FridayFeature: 5 Children’s Picture Books Celebrating Identity
by Marsha Rakestraw Even we adults struggle with our identity, so imagine how challenging it is for children, in a…
Red: A Crayon’s Story
Books
by Michael Hall Greenwillow Books, 2015. Grades PreK-1 It was clear to everyone that something was not right with Red.…
Gracefully Grayson
Books
by Ami Polonski Disney-Hyperion, 2014. 256 pgs Grades 5-9 Orphaned in preschool, Grayson Sender lives with her aunt, uncle, and…
For Your Must-Read List: “George”
by Lauren Allison and Marsha Rakestraw In the book George (grades 4-6, 240 pgs), George was born a boy, but…
George
Books
by Alex Gino Scholastic Press, 2015. 240 pgs Grades 4-6 George was born a boy, but she knows she is…
Wonder
Books
by R.J. Palacio Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 310 pgs Grades 4-8 In Wonder, Auggie has a facial abnormality that has…
Happy Feet
Videos/Movies
by George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris Warner Brothers, 2006. 108 min Rated G Ages 8 and up In Happy…