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Books That Encourage Kindness

Encourage your child to be kind and accepting with these hand-selected titles from Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey.
on November 05, 2017
 

In the newest installment of our Facebook Live video series, Live From Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey recommended kid-friendly books that encouraged children to be kind and compassionate while promoting positivity and anti-bullying. Help begin the conversation with your child by reading these powerful books, spanning across all ages. Take a look at her picks below. 

You can also watch the Live Chat here:

PreK

 


I Walk With Vanessa
by Kerascoet

 


Swimmy
by Leo Lionni

 


Love is Everywhere
by Jim Benton

 

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

 


Kindness and Generosity: It Starts with Me!
By Jodie Shepherd

 


The Recess Queen
by Alexis O’Neill

 


Purplicious
by Elizabeth Kann

 

3rd - 5th Grade

 


Brave Like My Brother
by Marc Tyler Nobleman

 


The Hundred Dresses
by Eleanor Estes

 


Wonder
by R.J. Palacio

 


Eagle Song
by Joseph Bruchac

 

6th - 8th Grade

 


American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang

 


The Survival Guide to Bullying
by Aija Mayrock

 


If I Ever Get Out of Here
by Eric Gansworth

 

High School/Adult



The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg



The Lines We Cross
by Randa Abdel-Fattah

 


Backlash
by Sarah Darer Littman

 


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

Deimosa’s Favorites

 


Blubber
by Judy Blume

 


Restart
by Gordon Korman



Unspoken
by Henry Cole

 

To find more resources like the books listed above, visit the Scholastic Parents Facebook Page.

 

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