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7 Books That Teach Kids About Diversity

These books help kids understand that even though people look different on the outside, we’re all the same on the inside.
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August Pullman, 10, was born with a severe facial deformity. He’s been homeschooled all his life. Now, in fifth grade, his parents want him to go to school. Written from many different perspectives—Auggie’s own, his new friends’, his sister’s, and his sister’s boyfriend’s—Wonder brings new meaning to compassion and empathy.

Ages 8 to 12. Buy it here.

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