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Sweetest KuluCelina KallukAlexandria NeonakisInuit bedtime story, arctic animals, love and respect for animals and landXX
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Round is a TortillaRoseanne ThongJohn ParraLatinx, shapesXX
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One LoveCedella MarleyVanessa Brantley-NewtonAfrican American, Valentine's Day, environmentXX
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Skin Againbell hooksChris Raschkarace, identity, African-American, self-esteemXX
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What's my Superpower?Aviaq JohnstonTim MackModern, indigenous, self-discovery/self-esteemXX
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My Heart Fills with HappinessMonique Gray SmithJulie FlettIn Cree & English, emotion, familyXX
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Drawn TogetherMinh LeDan SantatAsian American, family, multigenerational, language, artXX
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We Sang You Home/Ka Kiweh NikamostamatinanRichard Van CampJulie FlettCree and English, family, new baby, gratitudeXX
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Should I Share My Ice CreamMo WillemsgenerosityXX
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The First StrawberriesJoseph BruchacAnna Vojtechorigin story, strawberriesXX
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You Hold Me UpMonique Gray SmithDanielle Danielfriendship, empathy, Native peoples, modernXX
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Last Stop on Market StreetMatt de la PeñaChristian Robinsonmultigenerational, urban, poverty, African AmericanXX
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Black Bear Red Fox: Colours in CreeJulie FlettIn Cree & English, colorsXXX
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Looking for BongoEric Velasquezfamily, multigenerational, in English & Spanish, mysteryXXX
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Eight Days a Story of HaitiEdwidge DanticatAlix DelinoisHaiti, earthquake, resilience, family, artXXX
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I'm a Girl!Yasmeen Ismailgender stereotypes, gender expression, friendship, self-esteem, emotionsXXX
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Summer Days and NightsWong Herbert YeeAsian American, nature, familyXXX
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Murphy's Three Homes: A Story for Children in Foster CareJan Levinson GilmanKathy O'Malleyfoster careXXX
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I Love My Haircut!Natasha Anastasia TarpleyE. B. LewisAfrican American, family, new experiences, communityXXX
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DiwaliJulie MurrayHinduism, holidaysXXX
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WindowsJulia DenosE. B. Goodalefamily, neighborhoodXXXX
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Shi-shi-etkoNicola I. CampbellKim LaFavePrejudice & racism, residential schools, Native peoples, familyXXXX
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We are Grateful: OtsaliheligaTraci SorellFrane LessacCherokee, modern, gratitude, celebrationsXXXX
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The Sandwich ShopQueen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah & Kelly DiPucchioTricia Tusafriendship, food, differences, acceptanceXXXX
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ShelterCeline ClairQin Lengservice, generosity, empathyXXXX
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LovelyJess Hongdiversity, self esteemXXXX
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Grandpa's GirlsNicola I. CampbellKim LaFaverural, multi-generational, North American indigenousXXXX
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What Can You Do With a Paleta?Carmen TafollaMagaly Moralesin Spanish & English, Mexico, urban, summerXXXX
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Shin-Chi's CanoeNicola I. CampbellKim LaFaveFirst Nations, Canada, Residential Schools, prejudice, racism, XXXX
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An Awesome Book of ThanksDallas ClaytongratitudeXXXX
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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning MessageJake SwampErwin Printup Jr.Indigenous, gratitude, nature, modernXXXX
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All Around UsXelena GonzalezAdriana M. Garciamultigenerational/family, natural environment, American IndianXXXX
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Stolen WordsMelanie FlorenceGabrielle GrimardCree, multigenerational, residential schools, prejudice & racismXXXX
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Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster CareJennifer Wilgocki & Marcia Kahn WrightAlissa Imre Geissfoster care, family, emotionXXXX
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Hungry JohnnyCheryl MinnemaWesley BallingerOjibwe, multigenerational, food, gratitude, patienceXXXX
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Dim Sum for Everyone! Grace LinChinese, Chinese-American, food, family, Chinese New YearXXXX
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The Name JarYangsook ChoiKorean, Korean-American, names, school, friendship, acceptanceXXXX
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My First Book of Korean Words: An ABC Rhyming Book of Korean Language and CultureKyubyonk Park & Henry AmenAya PadronIn Korean & English, Korean cultureXXXXX
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The Storyteller's CandleLucia GonzalezHistory, biography, LatinaXXXXX
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Carmela Full of WishesMatt de la PeñaChristian RobinsonLatinx, family, neighborhood, emotionsXXXXX
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Days with DadNari Hongfamily, ability, wheelchairXXXXX
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Fly Away HomeEve BuntingRonald Himlerhomelessness, freedom, hope, poverty, emotionsXXXXX
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I Am Peace: A Book of MindfulnessSusan VerdePeter H. Reynoldsmindfulness, emotion, scienceXXXXX
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I Am Human: A Book of EmpathySusan VerdePeter H. Reynoldsempathy, compassion, making mistakesXXXXX
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Julián is a MermaidJessica Lovelove, acceptance, individuality, gender expression, LGBT+, LatinxXXXXX
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Hey Black ChildUseni Eugene PerkinsBryan CollierAfrican American, self esteem, identityXXXXX
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Pink Is For BoysRobb PearlmanEda Kabangender identity, gender stereotypes, LGBT+XXXXX
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Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed MusicMargarita EngleRafael LópezCuban, gender inequality, activism, musicXXXXX
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Pele: King of SoccerMonica BrownRudy Gutierrezhistory, soccer, In English & SpanishXXXXX
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu YeboahLaurie Ann ThompsonSean QuallsAfrica, Ghana, disability, biography, activismXXXXX
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We're All WondersR. J. PalacioSpecial needs, school, friendship, family, kindnessXXXXX
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My Name is YoonHelen RecorvitsGabi SwiatkowskaKorean, Korean-American, immigration, names, schoolXXXXX
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All Are WelcomeAlexandra PenfoldSuzanne Kaufmanracial & ethnic diversity, prejudice & racism, friendshipXXXXX
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Wild BerriesJulie Flett, Earl N. Cook (Translator)Native American/Cree, Food & Cooking, Woodland landscape, in Cree & EnglishXXXXX
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Peaceful Fights for Equal RightsRob SandersJared Andrew Schorractivism, governmentXXXXX
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DreamersYuyi MoralesImmigration, in Spanish and EnglishXXXXX
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Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi StoryArun Gandhi & Bethany HegedusEvan Turkservice, wastefulness, multigenerational, biographyXXXXX
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Super Manny Cleans UpKelly DiPucchioStephanie Graeginenvironmental stewardship, taking responsibility for harms we did not causeXXXXX
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Just in Case: A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet BookYuyi Moralesfamily, celebration, tradition, MexicoXXXXX
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If You Plant a SeedKadir Nelsoncompassion, generosityXXXXX
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Blue Sky White StarsSarvinder NaberhausKadir Nelsondiversity, building a modern nationXXXXX
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I Love My Hair!Natasha Anastasia TarpleyE. B. LewisAfrican American, self esteem, familyXXXXX
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I am EnoughGrace ByersKeturah A. BoboAfrican American protagonist, self esteem, bullies, emotionsXXXXX
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Dancing in the WingsDebbie AllenKadir NelsonAfrican American, dancingXXXXX
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Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal TaleJosh FunkRodolfo Montalvodragons, friendship, differences, African American protagonistXXXXX
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Amik Loves School: A Story of Wisdom (Seven Teaching Stories #7)Katherena VermetteIrene Kuziwurban, indigenous, home, familyXXXXX
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Extra YarnMac BarnettJon KlassengenerosityXXXXX
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No Water No BreadLuis AmaviscaRaul Nieto GuridigenerosityXXXXX
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Ladder to the MoonMaya Soetoro-NgYuyi Moralesmultigenerational/family, loss, creationXXXXX
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Salam Alaikum: A Message of PeaceHarris JWard JenkinsMuslim, peace, love, kindness, communityXXXXX
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Dumpling DreamsCarrie ClickardKaty Wuimmigration, foodXXXXX
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Hiawatha & the PeacemakerRobbie RobertsonDavid ShannonBiography, Native American, HistoricalXXXXX
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Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the BronxJonah WinterEdel RodriguezLatina, biography, historical, prejudice & racism, poverty, Type 1 diabetes, in English and SpanishXXXXX
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Brick by BrickCharles R Smith Jr.Floyd Cooperlabor, enslavementXXXXX
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh CutDerrick BarnesGordon C. JamesAfrican American, hair, boys, self esteemXXXXX
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Alma and How She Got Her NameJuana Martinez-Nealmultigenerational, origin, Latinx, self-esteemXXXXX
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Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of ExcellenceDeloris JordanBarry Rootbiography, African American, practice, ambition, basketballXXXXX
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SonadoresYuyi Moralesimmigration, Mexico, bilingual, familyXXXXX
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Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a DreamDeloris Jordan & Roslyn JordanKadir Nelsonbiography, African American, practice, ambition, basketballXXXXX
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Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her VillageSunny Sekibilingual, ability, community, orphan, resilience, invention, bicultural familiesXXXXX
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The FieldBaptiste PaulJacqueline AlcantaraCarribean, Creole,soccer, family, friendsXXXXX
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Jabari JumpsGaia CornwallAfrican American, swimming, new experiences, familyXXXXX
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The Very First AmericansCara AshroseBryna Waldmandifferentiates different tribes, Native AmericanXXXXX
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Daniel's Pet/Daniel y su MascotaAlma Flor AdaG. Brian KarasLatinx, rural, petsXXXXX
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Kitchen DanceMaurie J. ManningLatinx, familyXXXXX
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Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One is IncarceratedBecky BirthaMaja Kastelicincarceration, family, emotionsXXXXX
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Where's Rodney?Carmen BoganFloyd CooperAfrican American, natureXXXXX
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They She He Me, Free to BeMaya GonzalezMatthew SGgender, pronoun, LGBTXXXXX
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I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her MarkDebbie LevyElizabeth BaddeleySupreme Court, biography, history, disagreeing, inequalityXXXXX
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The Best Part of MeWendy Ewaldbody image, self-esteem, racial & ethnic diversityXXXXX
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Nelson MandelaKadir Nelsonbiography, history, prejudice & racism, South Africa, activismXXXXX
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Bee-Bim-BopLinda Sue ParkHo Baek LeeKorean, Korean-American, food, familyXXXXX
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Three Balls of WoolHenriqueta CristinaYara Konofascism, communism, freedom, refugees, textilesXXXXXX
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Jingle DancerCynthia Leitich SmithCornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa HuNative American, multigenerational, danceXXXXXXX
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Baby's First LaughJessie Eve RuffenachBeverly BlacksheepNative American, multigenerational, familyXXXXXXXXX
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Circle of ThanksSusi Gregg FowlerPeter CatalanottoAlaska, animals, gratitudeXXXXXXXXXX
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A Coyote Solstice TaleThomas KingGary Clementholiday, modern, traditional animal attribute, Native peoplesXXXXXXXXXX
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