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 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 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 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。
Venessa is the new girl in school. There is the boy who is not very nice to Venessa. And there is the girl who helps Venessa- and , in turn, stands up for what’s right. This picture book without text shares a simple but powerful message about how the actions of a single person can inspire and entire community.
By Vita Jimenez, Illustrated by Janet Cheeseman, Music by Erik Koskinen (Cantata Learning – 2018)
Positive, upbeat lyrics and colorful illustration teach children to celebrate diversity and embrace those who are different. On the first page, found the tips to support literacy at home: why reading and singling with your child is so important. For learning diversity of people, this is a very useful and helpful book and song in CD for young children.
By Camilla Kuhn (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers – 2016) When Samira learns about the skeletal system in class, she begins to imagine everyone in school as a walking skeleton. She starts avoiding her class mates, even her best friend, but Samira can’t escape her own skeleton. >>>Camilla Kuhn is a Norwegian children’s book author and illustrator. Her website: www.camillakuhn.no. Originally published this book in Norway in 2014.
By Alice Paul Tapper, Illustrated by Marta Kissi (Penguin Workshop – 2019) Based on eleven-year-old Alice Paul Tapper’s own experience. This inspiring story shows how Alice took an idea and turned it into a national movement to give girls more confidence. After noticing that girls at school weren’t participating as much as boys, she put a plan into action and use her vice to encourage others to use theirs.
１１歳のAlice Paul Tapperの実体験を基にした絵本。アリスは、学校で女生徒の方が男生徒よりも手を上げないことに気ずいた。自分自身その理由を分析し、女生徒達が自信をもつ為のアイデアを他の女生徒達と話し合いながら、行動を起こした。その行動は全国に広がる運動となった。
By Natasha Wing, Illustrated by Amy Wummer ( Grosset & Dunlap – 2016) It was the night before school picture day, the parents were fretting over unruly hair of their children. Showing all class children’s exciting and joyful and worry moments and things on the picture taking day. A week later came pictures of themselves to take home. Most families were happy with their photos, but some families were glad to have a do-over day.