Elementary School

These books and discussion questions provide safe, structured ways students can explore differences and similarities, and work to become more understanding, inclusive, and caring friends.
Grades K - 2
Duck really wants to join a club – any club. Even though he tries hard to fit in, it just doesn’t work: he can’t roar like Lion or trumpet like Elephant. So, Duck decides to start his own club, with his own rule – Everyone is Welcome!
A little boy brings his big brother, born with only 1 hand, for Show And Tell. The students ask him all sorts of questions about how he does things with only 1 hand. They quickly realize that he can do anything they can, only he does it differently.
This is the story of a young frog with an identity crisis – he wants to be anything but a frog! It takes a meeting with a hungry wolf for the frog to decide that being himself isn’t such a bad thing after all.
Spoon thinks his friends have it so much better than he does. He doesn’t get to cut and spread like Knife. He doesn’t get to go practically everywhere like Fork, and he’s not cool and exotic like Chopsticks. Then he finds out that his friends think Spoon is the lucky one.
Grades 3 -4
DJ’s friend, Vince, has a habit of teasing people and then saying, “just kidding!” as if that makes everything okay. DJ feels that Vince’s jokes aren’t funny and have a sharp edge that can “cut you to pieces”. With the help of his father, brother and his teacher, DJ learns to take positive action in response to the harmful teasing.
This is a creative story about an exclamation mark that feels out of place around all the periods. He wants desperately to fit in. He meets a question mark and soon discovers how exciting it can be to be different.
Sky Color is a book about looking at things from a different point of view. After observing the world carefully, Marisol is inspired to expand her thinking about the color of the sky.
The book is written from the perspective of an 11-year-old girl, as a consequence of her acts of bullying. Throughout the book, actual research on bullying is referenced and cited at the back of the book.