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Diversity in Books: Ages 6-10

This list of book is comprised of authors and subjects that express incredibly diverse viewpoints.
 
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The Great Greene Heist
by Varian Johnson

Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming. Then  school bully Keith Sinclair announces he's running for Student Council president, against Jackson's former friend Gaby de la Cruz.

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Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis
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Gold Medal Winter
by Donna Freitas
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If Kids Ran the World
by Diane Dillon , Leo Dillon
Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon show children playfully creating a more generous, peaceful world where everyone shares with others.

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Spirit Animals Book 2: Hunted
Series: Spirit Animals
by Maggie Stiefvater

#1 New York Times bestseller Maggie Stiefvater continues the adventure in Book 2 of this enthralling multiplatform series.

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Most Valuable
by Amar'e Stoudemire Illustrated by Tim Jessell
Young Amar'e Stoudemire is back in the all-star basketball adventure--STAT: Standing Tall and Talented!

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Infinity Ring Book 7: The Iron Empire - Library Edition
Series: Infinity Ring, Book #7
by James Dashner

James Dashner returns to the New York Times bestselling series!

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Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina
by Rodman Philbrick
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick presents a gripping yet poignant novel about a 12-year-old boy and his dog who become trapped in New Orleans during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.
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Blood Ties
Series: Spirit Animals, Book #3
by Garth Nix , Sean Williams
Erdas is a land of balance. A rare link, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan each have this gift — and the grave responsibility that comes with it. But the Conquerors are trying to destroy this balance.
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On This Long Journey: The Journal of Jesse Smoke, a Cherokee Boy, Trail of Tears, 1838
by Joseph Bruchac

When the American government forces the Cherokee Nation westward, their journey becomes known as the Trail of Tears.

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Esperanza Rising
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico — she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, and servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers.

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Samir and Yonatan
by Daniella Carmi , Danielle Carmi

Samir is a young Palestinian boy who wishes for anything to happen — a bombing, an accident in the city square, anything — so that he won't have to go to the Israeli hospital to have surgery on his leg.

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Gabby Douglas: Going for Gold
by Tori Kosara

At the 2012 London Olympics, Gabby Douglas made history, becoming the first African American to win gold in the individual all-around event. She also was a member of the Fab Five from the U.S. who won the team gold medal.

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Becoming Naomi León
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Naomi Soledad Leon Outlaw has had a lot to contend with in her young life, her name for one. Then there are her clothes (sewn in polyester by Gram), her difficulty speaking up, and her status at school as "nobody special." But according to Gram, most problems can be overcome with positive thinking.

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Serafina's Promise
by Ann E. Burg

A luminous novel in verse from the author of the Jefferson Cup award winner All the Broken Pieces.

Serafina has
a secret dream.

She wants to go to school
and become a doctor
with her best friend , Julie Marie.

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I Am #10: Cleopatra
Series: I Am, Book #10
by Grace Norwich
I was the last pharaoh of Egypt. I am Cleopatra.
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The City of Death
by Sarwat Chadda

Ash escaped The Savage Fortress...but can he survive The City of Death?Meet Ash Mistry: eighth grader, pretty good video gamer, guy with a massive crush on the beautiful Gemma...Oh, and the Eternal Warrior of the death goddess Kali.Just when Ash has settled back into his everyday London life, his friend Parvati arrive

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The Great Wall of Lucy Wu
by Wendy Wan-Long Shang

In this humorous and heartfelt debut about a split cultural identity, nothing goes according to plan for sixth-grader Lucy Wu.

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14 Cows for America
by Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it.

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Little Sister Is Not My Name!
Series: Sassy, Book #1
by Sharon M. Draper

The New York Times bestselling author Sharon Draper delivers a fresh, funny series starring the oh-so-fabulous Sassy!

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A Faraway Island
by Annika Thor

It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna — 12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie — are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect to stay there six months, until their parents can flee to Amsterdam; then all four will go to America.

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Drawing from Memory
by Allen Say Illustrated by Allen Say

2012 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Book

Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a stunning graphic novel chronicling his journey as an artist during WWII, when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist.

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My New Team
Series: Little Rhino, Book #1
by Ryan Howard , Krystle Howard Illustrated by Erwin Madrid
A new chapter book series from Major League Baseball's 2006 National League MVP, Ryan Howard!

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Rise of the Balloon Goons
Series: The Notebook of Doom , Book #1
by Troy Cummings

Monsters + Humor + Fun = The Notebook of Doom!

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Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1: Moldylocks and the Three Beards
by Noah Z. Jones Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones
Noah Z. Jones turns well-known fairy tales upside-down in this humorous new series!
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Lulu: My Glamorous Life
by Kyla May

The Lotus Lane Girls Club is the most fun club ever! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches. Aimed at 5- to 7-year-olds, this line of books is for children who are just starting to read independently.

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Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons
by Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by Thomas Locker

Joseph Bruchac's Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux.

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Sees Behind Trees
by Michael Dorris

No matter how hard he tries, Walnut doesn't see as well as others do. So when he and the other boys of his tribe must prove they're ready to be adults by the accuracy of their arrow shooting, Walnut's worried. With practiced use of his other senses, Walnut earns the respect of his people, as well as his adult

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Hidden Roots
by Joseph Bruchac

Hidden Roots tells the story of 11-year-old Sonny, a shy boy whose father's sudden rages are becoming more and more frequent.

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