By Rebecca Janni, Illustrated by Lynne Avril (Dial Books for Young Readers – 2013)
Nellie Sue is a true cowgirl with imagination the size of Texas!, and she is looking forward to a great school year. However, from having to leave her cowgirl hat at home to being seated between the rambunctious “J-twins”, a brand-new day in a brand-new class is not going Nellie Sue’s way especially with her best friend Anna, being nice to new girl Maya.
By Frank Murphy and Carla Murphy, Illustrated by Kayla Harren (Sleeping Bear Press – 2020)
Encourage every girl to embrace all of the things that make her unique to be strong and kind, to stand up tor herself, and more. The images of diversity girls help to enjoy their happiness of being a girl.>>> And celebrate all the wonderful unique and brilliant ways to be a boy with “ A Boy like You“.
総ての女の子を勇気つけてくれる絵本。女の子の強さも、優しさも、独立心も、自分への思いやりも、更に様々な要素が、一人一人の女の子をユニークな存在にしてくれる。多様なる女の子のイメージは、女の子であることの幸福感を味わえる。＞＞＞そして、男の子を祝福するべき様々な方法は、” A Boy like You“で、紹介している。
By Sarah and Ian Hoffman, Illustrated by Chris Case (Magination Press – 2019)
Jacob loves to go to class and the library. But when he tries to use the boy’s bathroom, other kids mistake him for a girl and chase him out. Scared and confused, Jacob confides in his friend Sophie, a classmate who had the same thing happen when she tried to use the girl’s bathroom. When Jacob and Sophie join forces with their teacher, the give everyone at their school the idea to choose which bathroom feels right for them. >>>This book will start meaningful discussion to open access bathroom.
By Deborah Hopkinson, Illustrated by Ron Husband ( Disney Hyperion – 2017 )
Based on true events of Mr. Reverend John Berry Meachum (1789-1854}. When James first started school, his sister practically had to drag him there. His teacher, Mr. Meachum, told James “We make our own light here.” Although hard work and learning his students did, their school was shut down by a new law forbidding African American education in Missouri. Determined to continue teaching his students, Mr. Meachum built a new school- a floating school on the Mississippi River, just outside the boundary of the unjust law.
Reverend John Berry Meachum (1789-1854}氏の実話に基ずく物語。James が初めて学校へ行くことになったのも、姉が強引に彼を連れて行ってからだ。 Meachum 先生はJamesに「我々自身の希望を持てるように、勉強は必要だ」と教えてくれた。一生懸命励み勉強したにも関わらず、ミズりー州の新しい法律でアフリカ系アメリカ人への教育が禁止され、学校は閉鎖された。生徒達への教育の変わらぬ熱意により、Meachum 先生は新たな学校を作った。それは、ミズリー州の法律の支配外にある、ミシシッピー河に浮ぶ船の学校であった。
By Susan Hughes, Illustrated by Carey Sookocheff ( Owlkids Books – 2017 )
Narrated in the striking, original voice of an outsider, and brought to life by deceptively spare illustrations, this book is an intimate look at the worlds of the bullied and the bully – and the way in which the universe connects them.
By Ellen Javernick, Illustrated by Colleen M. Madden ( Two Lions – 2010 )
If you drop just one soda can out the window, it’s no big deal,,,,right? But what if everybody did that? What if everybody broke the rules,,,and spoke during story time, didn’t wash up, or splashed too much at the pool? Then the world would be a mess. But what if everybody obeyed the rules so that the world would become a better place? This book shows how each person’s small, everyday choices-good or bad- have consequences one way or the other. >>> The companion book to “What If Everybody Thought That?”, “What If Everybody Said That?” .
By Anita Iaco, Illustrated by Chiara Civati ( Mascot Books – 2016 )
It’s Election Day, and Miss Jenn’s students have to vote for the official class fruit. Three students are chosen to speak for the banana, the orange, and the apple. They present some nice and some not-so-nice reasons why their fruit should receive the most vote. While only one fruit wins, everyone learns how important it is to make promises you can keep, tell the truth, and be nice.
By Joy Jordan-Lake, Illustrated by Sonia Sanchez (Two Lions – 2019)
“How much is the crazy-much love?” This simple question is answered as two parents recount the journey of adopting their daughter and the many milestone moments that follow. A warm, lyrical celebration of the deep love that parents hold for their children, and a comforting message for kids about how there can only be one special you.
By Gideon Sterer, Illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins (Alfred A. Knopf – 2020)
How will we get from Ed’s to Ned’s? Climb! Whirl! Trampoline? There are no wrong ways to get from house to house in this tale of creativity and locomotion! With playful sounds of child’s name one after another, children’s imagination is endless as including every friend.
By Christianne C. Jones, Illustrated by Todd Ouren (Picture Window Books – 2007)
Get your purple banners out! Throw on your purple cap! It’s the final soccer match of the season, and the purple team is ready to score the winning goal. >>>This is one of the book in the “know your color series.” Including educational information about colors in the first and the last pages.
紫色のバーナーを掲げ！紫色の帽子を被ろう！今シーズン最後の試合で、紫色のチームは優勝の得点を獲得する準備が整った。＞＞＞この本は、”know your color series.” の中の一冊で、最初と最後のページに色に関する教育的な情報が記載されている。