Ruth and the Green Book tells the story of an African American family traveling across the U.S. in the late '50s, and how they had to get a special green book that listed where they could find accommodations, since most establishments wouldn't serve them. It's pretty horrifying. You should read it.
Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree. An Asian girl and her animal friends create a library in the woods.
Diego is the true story about the famous Mexican artist by the same name.
Mel's Diner . Trooper LOVED this book. We read it over and over again. An African American girl whose family owns a diner tells about diner life and experiences.
Coming Home is the story of a boy waiting for his parent to come off the plane after deployment. His parent turns out to be his mom.
The Story About Ping was one of my favorite books as a kid, and Trooper loves it too. It also has a fantastic message about being responsible and owning up to mistakes.
Fire Drill . The name speaks for itself.
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes. They use mostly Asian foods and objects to illustrate the shapes.
Peace, Baby A sweet book about getting along.
Cleversticks This is a great book about being happy with who you are and finding out what you're good at. A boy shows the other kids how he can eat with chopsticks.
Last Stop on Market Street is a wonderful story about caring for others.
Beautiful Moon: A Child's Prayer is a sweet prayer for others and a reminder of the need for social awareness.
What's Up, Bear? A book about opposites
Plants Feed Me Kids learn about the garden.
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands Nice pictures of all the things God created, paired with words from the song.
Juneteenth for Mazie Read this if you don't know anything about Juneteenth!
Sweet Music in Harlem is a cool book based on an old photograph of a crowd of famous musicians. Great artwork and fun to read.
The Day the Dragon Danced We read this book many times. It's about an African American family learning about Asian traditions and dragons.