Everyone Belongs by Heather Avis
A joyful rhyming book that encourages children to not only value all people but to also make room for their differences in order to make a better, brighter, and more beautiful world, from the New York Times bestselling author of Different—A Great Thing to Be!
When Emma Met Charlie by Amy Webb
This delightful book will help kids think about disability, kindness, and how to behave when they meet someone who is different from them.
ABCs of Kindness by Samantha Berger
Every bit of kindness can go a long way. ABCs of Kindness explores the concepts of empathy, compassion, and inclusion to help kids be their best selves wherever they go. Each page shows diverse children demonstrating everyday acts of kindness and generosity.
A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan
Different Like Me by Xochitl Dixon
Different Like Me by Xochitl Dixon features a wonderful variety of children with unique qualities. It is based on a story she wrote years ago to explain to her own children the beauty of our diverse world. You’ll also enjoy the engaging questions you can use to start conversations about diversity with the children in your own life.
We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio
We’re All Wonders is a story about Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face, and his beloved dog, Daisy. The author shows readers what it’s like to live in Auggie’s world—a world in which he feels like any other kid, but he’s not always seen that way. We’re All Wonders may be Auggie’s story, but it taps into every child’s longing to belong, and to be seen for who they truly are. It’s the perfect way for families and educators to talk about empathy and kindness with young children.