Alma and How She Got Her Name
Our names are artefacts of our identities. Alma asks her family members to explain the various people she was named after.
12-year-old Amal, living in Pakistan, dreams of becoming a teacher but her dreams are crushed when she is forced to become a servant.
Harron is a serious Muslim student devoted to his family. Jay is a rising football star devoted to his team. This story told in alternating voices tells the story of when a student is arrested on suspicion of terrorism.
Bud, Not Buddy
The story of a ten-year-old African-American boy, Bud Caldwell, and his quest to find his father during the Depression.
Ghost (Track #1)
Castel “Ghost” Cranshaw, a 7th grade African-American, joins the track team and struggles to deal with both his past and present.
Haley tells her story, and those of five classmates as they thrived together in an experimental classroom.
Let’s Talk About Race
Julius Lester shares his own identity as he explores what makes each of us special.
My Name is Bilal
When Bilal and his sister move with their family, they have to attend a new school where they discover they might be the only Muslim students.
Playing Atari with Sadam Hussein
It is 1991 in Iraq, and all Ali wants to do is read his comics and play football and video games. President Saddam Hussein has other plans.
Save Me A Seat
Joe is Jewish and Ravi’s family just moved from India.They find they have things in common – especially the school bully.
The Breadwinner (trilogy) + A Graphic Novel
After her father is sent to jail, eleven-year-old Parvana must find the courage to break Taliban law to save her family.
The Night Diary
After Nisha receives a diary for her birthday, she begins to find her voice as she documents her family’s upheaval amid the 1947 Partition of India.
Viola Desmond Won’t Be Budged
In Nova Scotia, 1946, an usher in a movie theatre told Viola Desmond, who was Black, to move from her main floor seat. She refused to budge.
Members of a community hang their wishes on Red, a 200-year-old oak tree. A new family moves into the neighbourhood and finds they are not welcomed by all.
Yo Soy Muslim
Written as a letter to his daughter, this picture book is a celebration of social harmony and multicultural identities.
You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P!
Jilly thinks she knows how life works, but when her sister Emma is born deaf, she realizes how much she has to learn.